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James Laurence LAUGHLIN

James Laurence LAUGHLIN, economist. Founder, Journal of Political Economy, 1892.


  • LAUGHLIN, James Laurence was born in 1850 in United States of America.

  • Career

    • As the founder of the Chicago department, he made a major contribution to American economics as a teacher and colleague. His career included enthusiastic campaigning against the freesilver agitation and in favour of the federal reserve system. His publications chiefly concern monetary topics: Money, Credit and Prices is his major achievement in this field.

      Taught at Harvard University and Cornell University, 1873-1892. Professor Political Economics, University Chicago, 1892-1916.

    Major achievements

    • Founder, Journal of Political Economy, 1892.


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    Died 1933
    (aged 83)