The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Homan, Paul Thomas (1893–1969)

  • Warren J. Samules
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Homan was born on 12 April 1893 in Indianola, Iowa, and died on 3 July 1969 in Washington, DC. Educated at Williamette University, Oxford University and the Brookings Institution (then Graduate School of Economics and Government) (PhD, 1926), he taught at Cornell (1919–47), the University of California at Los Angeles (1950–69), and Southern Methodist University (1953–63). He was managing editor of the American Economic Review, 1941–52. He served with the War Production Board, UNRRA, UNESCO, and the Council of Economic Advisers. He was on the staff of the Brookings Institution and also was associated with Resources for the Future.

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