Laughlin, James Laurence (1850–1933)
Scholar, teacher, monetary reformer and university administrator, Laughlin was born in Deerfield, Ohio of middle-class parents of modest means. A scholarship plus outside work, largely tutoring, enabled him to attend Harvard. After completing his undergraduate study in history, he did graduate work under Henry Adams, receiving a Ph.D. for a thesis on ‘The Anglo-Saxon Legal Procedure’. His subsequent academic career, however, was entirely in economics.
KeywordsCost-push inflation Free silver Laughlin, J. L. Quantity theory of money Veblen, T.
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