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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.


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.


  • Founder, Journal of Political Economy, 1892.