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Paul Thomas HOMAN

Paul Thomas HOMAN, economist. UNRRA, Adviser United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, etc.

Background

  • HOMAN, Paul Thomas was born in 1893 in Indianola, Iowa, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Williamette University, 1914. Bachelor of Arts University Oxford, 1919. Doctor of Philosophy Brookings Institute, Institution, 1926.

    Career

    • A student of Herbert Davenport at Cornell where he later held a chair of economics. His discussion of current theory in Contemporary Economic Thought was sympathetic both to heterodoxy and to the current orthodox school. His editorship of American Economic Review was instrumental not only in raising its own standards but those of economic journals in the United States generally.

      His work on public policy involved membership at various times of the Brookings Institute, the War Production Board, UNRRA, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, and the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Professor, Cornell University, 1929-1947, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., United States of America, 1950-1969, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1953-1963. United States President's Council Economics Advisers, 1947-1950.

      Editor American Economic Review, 1941-1952.

    Major achievements

    • UNRRA, Adviser United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, etc.
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    Died 1969
    (aged 76)
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