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Paul Thomas Homan

Paul Thomas Homan, American economist. Awarded Rhodes scholarship, Oxford, 1914-1916, and 1919-1920. member research staff Brookings Institution, 1933-1935 and 1937-1938; member Committee on War Studies, S.S.R.C., since 1943; Served with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Forces, 1916-1917; Member American Economics Association (member Executive Committee 1938-1941).

Background

  • Homan, Paul Thomas was born on April 12, 1893 in Indianola, Iowa, United States. Son of Fletcher and Kate (Wilson) Homan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Willamette U., 1914. Bachelor of Arts, Oxford, England, 1919. Doctor of Philosophy., Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government, 1926.

    Career

    • Manager credit department Commonwealth National Bank, Kansas City, Missoury, 1921-1923. Instructor in economics, Washington University, St. Louis, 1923-1925. Assistant professor of economics, University of California, 1926-1927.

      Assistant professor economics, Cornell, 1927-1929, professor, 1929-1947. Staff, Council of Economics Advisers to the President, 1947-1950. Professor economics University of California, Los Angeles, since 1950.

      Member research staff Brookings Institution, 1933-1935 and 1937-1938. Economic advisor, O.P.M., 1941-1942, West Palm Beach, 1942-1944, W.A.A., 1945-1946. Director supply coordination div., U.N.R.R.A., London, 1944-1945.

      Member Committee on War Studies, S.S.R.C., since 1943. United States Commission United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1946-1947.

    Works

    • Author: Contemporary Economic Thought, 1928. Co-author: American Masters of Social Science, 1927. The National Recovery Administration, 1935.

      The Sugar Economy of Puerto Rico, 1938. Government and Economic Life, 1940. Contributor to Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences and professional journals Managing editor American Economics Review since 1941.

    Membership

    Member research staff Brookings Institution, 1933-1935 and 1937-1938. Member Committee on War Studies, S.S.R.C., since 1943. Served with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Forces, 1916-1917.

    Member American Economics Association (member Executive Committee 1938-1941).

    Connections

    • Married Christine Chittenden, June 10, 1924.
    • father: Fletcher Homan
    • mother: Kate (Wilson) Homan
    • spouse: Christine Chittenden
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    Born April 12, 1893
    Died July 3, 1969
    (aged 76)
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