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Designing US Economic Policy

An Analytical Biography of Leon H. Keyserling


About this book


In Designing US Economic Policy , W. Robert Brazelton analyzes the development of US economic policy in the aftermath of the Second World War. As the world struggled to recover from the massive wartime expenditure, it was essential that economic policy not repeat the mistakes of the prewar era which sparked the 1930s Depression. These policies included Truman's New Deal, which helped shape both the economic and social climate of the USA today.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of MissouriKansas CityUSA

About the authors

W. ROBERT BRAZELTON is Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is the author of Alternative Streams in Economic Analysis and has published articles in several journals.

Bibliographic information


' interesting study of a man who played a significant role in an earlier era in formulating macroeconomic policy. ' - Journal of Economic Issues