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Myron Webster Watkins

Myron Webster Watkins, American economist. Fellow Royal Economics Society Great Britain; member American Economics Association Beta Kappa.


  • Watkins, Myron Webster was born on April 2, 1893 in Milford, Michigan, United States. Son of John Taylor and Mary Sophia (Wells) Watkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1914. Graduate student of University of Missouri, 1914-1915. Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell Univercity, 1917.


    • Instructor economics, Washington State College, Pullman, Washington, 1917-1918. Assistant professor, associate professor, and professor economics, University of Missouri, 1918-1927. Professor economics, New York University, 1927-1946.

      Director of anti-trust inquiry National Industrial Conference Board, New York, New York, 1924-1929. Research associate Brookings Institution, 1935-1936, 1937-1939. Chairman Committee on Oil Prices, Conference on Price Research, 1936-1939.

      Economist Anti-Trust Division, Department of Justice, 1941-1944. Co-director of survey of cartels and monopoly, Twentieth Century Fund, 1944-1948. Vice president Boni, Watkins, Jason & Company, Inc.


    • Author or co-author books relating to field, latest co-authorship: Monopoly and Free Enterprise, 1951. Make or Buy, 1956.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Fellow Royal Economics Society Great Britain. Member American Economics Association Beta Kappa.


    • Married Elizabeth Hampton Brougher, February 20, 1931. Children: Peter, Stephen, Deryll Elizabeth.
    • father: John Taylor Watkins
    • mother: Mary Sophia (Wells) Watkins
    • spouse: Elizabeth Hampton Brougher
    • children: Peter Watkins
    • Stephen Watkins
    • Deryll Elizabeth Watkins
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    Died December 4, 1979
    (aged 86)