Goldsmith, Raymond William (1904–1988)
Born in Brussels, Goldsmith studied in Berlin (Ph.D., 1927). He emigrated to the United States and served on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (1934–41), the War Production Board (1942–7) and as a member of the Senior Staff, National Bureau of Economic Research (1953–78). He was a Professor at New York University (1956–61) and at Yale University (1962–73; Emeritus, 1973 onwards). He pioneered the measurement of national and sector saving, investment, wealth, and balance sheets.
KeywordsFinancial intermediation ratios Financial interrelations ratios Goldsmith, R. W. National accounting National income Perpetual inventory method Reproducibility
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