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Herbert Downs Simpson

Herbert Downs Simpson, American economist. Member American Economics Association, American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Sigma.

Background

  • Simpson, Herbert Downs was born on May 21, 1876 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Anderson and Mary (Downs) Simpson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1902, A.M., 1903. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1926.

    Career

    • Instructor classics St. Luke’s School, Philadelphia, University School for Boys, Baltimore, 1903-1909. Professor Latin, Mount Union College, Ohio, 1909-1913. Instructor economics University of Wisconsin, 1913-1916.

      Professor economics Ohio U., Athens, 1916-1919, College Wooster, 1919-1922. Assistant professor economics University of Wisconsin, 1922-1925. Professor public finance and member Institute for Economics Research, Northwestern University, since 1925.

    Works

    • Author: The Tax Situation in Illinois, 1929. Tax Racket and Tax Reform in Chicago, 1930. The Valuation of Vacant Land in Suburban Areas, 1931.

      The Effects of a Property Tax Off-set under an Income Tax, 1932. Pucrhasing Power and Prosperity, 1936. Compulsory Health Insurance in the United States, 1943.

    Membership

    Member American Economics Association, American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Lillian Eldridge, June 21, 1922. Children: Herbert Eldridge, Patricia Jean.
    • father: John Anderson Simpson
    • mother: Mary (Downs) Simpson
    • spouse: Lillian Eldridge
    • children: Herbert Eldridge Simpson
    • Patricia Jean Simpson
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    Died June 4, 1962
    (aged 86)
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