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Asher Isaacs


Asher Isaacs, American educator.


Isaacs, Asher was born on March 13, 1902 in Cincinnati. Son of Abraham and Rachel (Friedman) Isaacs.


Bachelor of Arts with honors, U. Cincinnati, 1923, Master of Arts, 1924. A.M., Harvard, 1926, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.


1 daughter, Ruth Ann (Mistress Robert L. Eisner). Assistant in economics, University Cincinnati, 1922, graduate assistant economics, 1923. Instructor economics U. Pittsburgh, 1926-1928, assistant professor, 1928-1934, associate professor, 1934-1946, professor since 1946, chairman department of economics, 1956-1962.

Former economic consultant Allegheny Conference Community Development.


  • Author: International Trade, The Tariff and Commercial Policies, 1948. Co-author: Selected Readings in Modern Economica, 1952. Working and Living in America, 1954.

    Business and Government, published 1958. Contemporary Economics, Business, Government, and Public Policy. Editor of the American Jewish Outlook, 1934-1946, chairman editorial board, 1960-1962.

    Contributor Dictionary American Biography, Encyclopedia British. Twentieth Century Economic Thought.


Member of the board of directors Home for Babies and Children, Hillel Academy, Young Peoples Synagogue. Member National Academy Economics and Political Science, American Association University Professors, American Economics Association, Tri-State Council on Economics Education, American Arbitration Association, Academy Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Pi Gamma Mu, Delta Mu Delta, Order Artus. Club: Economic.


Married Flora Meyers, August 28, 1927.

Abraham Isaacs

Rachel (Friedman) Isaacs

Flora Meyers