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Lauchlin Currie (1902-93)

Sandilands, R.J. (2006) Lauchlin Currie (1902-93). In: Biographical Dictionary of American Economists. Thoemmes Continuum, pp. 188-193. ISBN 1843711125

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Abstract

Biography of the economist Lauchlin Currie. At Harvard in the early 1930s Currie pioneered a monetary diagnosis of the 1929-32 collapse and placed blame on the Federal Reserve Board. As a prominent New Dealer at the Fed during 1934-9 he urged contra-cyclical monetary and fiscal activism. During 1939-45 he worked in Washington as President Roosevelt's economic adviser. After heading a World Bank mission to Colombia in 1949 he spent 40 years advising on national development there. He emphasized urban housing as a leading sector, based on an innovative housing finance system, and extended Allyn Young's ideas on macroeconomic increasing returns and endogenous growth.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 7236
Notes: This is a variant record.
Keywords: Lauchlin Currie, biography, economists, monetarism, Commerce
Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Economics
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2009 17:08
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:46
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7236

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