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Wesley Clair MITCHELL

Wesley Clair MITCHELL, economist. Director, National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America, 1920-1945; Member, Research Committee Social Trends, 1929-1933; Member, National Planning Board, 1933.

Background

  • MITCHELL, Wesley Clair was born in 1874 in Rushville, Illinois, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1896. Graduate student same 1896-1897, 1898-1899, Doctor of Philosophy., 1899. University of Halle and Vienna, 1897-1898.

      Master of Arts, Oxford. Doctor of Laws, University of Chicago, Columbia, University of California, Princeton University. Doctor of Literature, Harvard.

      Doctor of Science, University of Pennsylvania. Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Paris. Doctor of Humane Letters, New School for Social Research.

    Career

    • Leading authority on business cycles, who devoted himself chiefly to economic research. He helped to found National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America in 1920 to further the development of quantitative studies of the United States economy. He regarded his central task as the study of the ‘money economy’ and consistently sought a dynamic theory of social change.

      Though other contemporaries, such as Aftalion and Spiethoff, achieved similar results in business-cycle theory, his work on cycles was unique in its breadth and continuity. Professor, University California, 1903-1913, Columbia University, 1913-1919,1922-1944. Director, New School Social Research, 1919-1931.

    Major achievements

    • Director, National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America, 1920-1945. Member, Research Committee Social Trends, 1929-1933. Member, National Planning Board, 1933.

    Works

    • Business Cycles : The Problem and Its Setting - Studies in Business Cycles No. 1
    • From flyleaf: Mitchell recorded what he had didsovered in his extensive intellectual travels: what hypotheses concerning business cycles the theorists have developed, what statisticians have found out about various types of fluctuations, and how reporters have described each year's business since 1790 in the United States and Great Britain and for shorter periods in another fifteen countries.
    • The Backward Art of Spending Money
    • Nearly 85 years ago, Wesley Clair Mitchell, the acknowledged leader of American economists during the first half of this century, wrote: "Important as the art of spending is, we have developed less skill in its practice than in the practice of making money.

    Membership

    Clubs: Century (New York City). Member American Economics Association (past president), Institut International de Statisque, Academy Political Science (president 1935-1938), American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Stable Money Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science (vice president, chairman section K, 1933, president 1938). Member Manchester Statistical Society, Institut de Science Econounique Appliquee.

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    • Married Lucy Sprague, May 8, 1912. Children: John McClellan, Sprague, Marian, Arnold.
    • children: John McClellan Mitchell
    • Sprague Mitchell
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    Died 1948
    (aged 74)
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    • Major Achievements
      • Director, National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America, 1920-1945. Member, Research Committee Social Trends, 1929-1933. Member, National Planning Board, 1933.
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks with Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of their Issue 1862-65
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks, With Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of Their Issue, 1862-65
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      • book: A history of the greenbacks, with special reference to the economic consequences of their issue: 1862-65 1903 [Hardcover]
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      • book: A history of the Greenbacks: with special reference to the economic consequences of their issue: 1862-65.
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks. With Special Reference to the Economic Consequences
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      • book: Making and Using of Index Numbers
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      • book: The Making and Using of Index Numbers
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      • book: The making and using of index numbers, 1938
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      • book: Business cycles,: The problem and its setting (Studies in business cycles)
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      • book: Business Cycles - Volume I - Number 10 - The Problem and Its Setting
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      • book: Business Cycles, Volume I: The Problem And Its Setting
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      • book: Backward Art of Spending Money and Other Essays
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks.
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      • book: A history of the greenbacks with special reference to the economic consequences of their issue: 1862-65
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      • book: Gold, Prices, & Wages Under the Greenback Standard (Library of Money & Banking History)
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      • book: A History of the Greenback: With Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of Their Issue: 1862-65
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks (Spanish Edition)
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks - Primary Source Edition
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      • book: A History Of The Greenbacks V9, Second Series: With Special Reference To The Economic Consequences Of Their Issue 1862-65
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks, with Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of Their Issue: 1862-65 - Primary Source Edition
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks. - Scholar's Choice Edition
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks: With a Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of Their Issue: 1862-65
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      • book: A history of the greenbacks: With special reference to the economic consequences of their issue, 1862-65 (Chicago reprint series)
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks: With Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of Their Issue: 1862-65 [ 1903 ]
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      • book: A History of Th Greenbacks With Special Reference to the Economic, Consequences of Their Issue; 1862-65, Vol. 9 (Classic Reprint)
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      • book: A History of Th Greenbacks; With Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of Their Issue, Vol. 9 (Classic Reprint)
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks With Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of Their Issue: 1862-65, Vol. 9 (Classic Reprint)
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      • book: A History Of The Greenbacks, With Special Reference To The Economic Consequences Of Their Issue: 1862-65 [FACSIMILE]
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks: With Special Reference to the Economic (Classic Reprint)
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      • book: A History of the Greenbacks: With Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of Their Issue, Vol. 9 (Classic Reprint)
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      • book: **REPRINT** Mitchell, Wesley C. (Wesley Clair), 1874-1948. A history of the greenbacks, with special reference to the economic consequences of their issue: 1862-65, by Wesley Clair Mitchell .... Chicago, The University of Chicago press, 1903.**REPRINT**
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      • book: Gold Prices and Wages Under the Greenback Standard
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      • book: Gold, prices, and wages under the greenback standard Volume 1
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      • book: Gold, Prices, And Wages Under The Greenback Standard... (Russian Edition)
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      • book: Measuring Business Cycles: National Bureau of Economic Research, Studies in Business Cycles No. 2
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      • book: Measuring Business Cycles (National Bureau of Economic Research. Studies in business cycles)
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      • book: Measuring Business Cycles (National Bureau of Economic Research. Studies in business cycles)
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      • book: Business Cycles (Classic Reprint)
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      • book: The Making and Using of Index Numbers
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      • book: Business Cycles : The Problem and Its Setting - Studies in Business Cycles No. 1
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      • book: business Cycles the problem and its Setting
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      • book: Business Cycles the Problem and Its Setting. 'Publications of the National Bureau of Economic Research Incorporated' No. 10
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      • book: BUSINESS CYCLES: The Problem and Its Setting.
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      • book: Business Cycles: The Problems and Its Setting.
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      • book: Business cycles: Volume I, the problem and its setting (Publications of the National Bureau of Economic Research, incorporated)
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      • book: The Backward Art of Spending Money
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      • book: Backward Art of Spending Money: Second Edition:2nd (Second) edition
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      • book: Measuring Business Cycles: National Bureau of Economic Research, Studies in Business Cycles No. 2
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      • book: Measuring Business Cycles (National Bureau of Economic Research. Studies in business cycles)
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      • book: What Happens During Business Cycles?: A Progress Report (Studies in Business Cycles No 5)
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      • book: What Happens during Business Cycles A Progress Report
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