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Floyd Arthur Harper

economist , educator

Floyd Arthur Harper, American economist, educator.


Harper, Floyd Arthur was born on February 7, 1905 in Middleville, Michigan, United States. Son of William Robert and Clara Margaret (Howard) Harper.


Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell, 1932.


Assistant and instructor Cornell, 1928-1931, instructor, 1931-1934, assistant professor, 1934-1935, professor marketing, 1935-1946. Field agent in research Federal Farm Board, 1930-1931. Business analyst Bank for Cooperative, Farm Credit Administration, 1934.

Acting head department agricultural economics U. Puerto Rico, 1937. Economist Foundation for Economics Education, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, 1946-1958. Research economist William Volker Fund, Burlingame, California, 1958-1962.

Visiting lecturer social philosophy Wabash College, 1962-1963. Secretary Institute for Humane Studies, Incorporated, 1963-1964, executive vice president, 1964-1965, president, 1965-1973. Member board lecturers Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.


  • Author several books including: High Prices, 1948. Inflation, 1951

  • In Search of Peace, 1951. Sequoyah, Symbol of Free Men, 1952.

    Morals and The Welfare State, 1951. Gaining the Free Market, 1952. A Just Price, 1953

  • Why Wages Rise, 1957.

    La Sociedad y la Libertad, Mexico, 1956. The Greatest Economic Charity, 1958. Para Recuperas La Libertad, 1960.

    Savings: The Greatest Economic Charity, 1965. Contributor: Essays on Liberty, vols. I-V

  • articles professional journals.


Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Mont Pelerin (International) Society, Society for Freedom in Science, Centro de Estudios Sobra la Liberta (Argentina. Member of advisory board), American Economics Association, American Statistical Association, American Academy Political and Social Sciences, American Marketing Association, Academy Political Science, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Delta Epsilon.

Club: Varsity.


Married Marguerite Ruth Kaechele, June 14, 1930. Children: Barbara Jean Keith, Harriet M., Helen Louise, Larry Arthur.

William Robert Harper

Clara Margaret (Howard) Harper

Marguerite Ruth Kaechele

Barbara Jean Keith Harper

Harriet M. Harper

Helen Louise Harper

Larry Arthur Harper