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Max Franklin Millikan

economist

Max Franklin Millikan, American economist. Member American Economics Association, Econometric Society, Royal Economics Society, Institute Mathematics Statistics, American Statistical Association, Council Foreign Relations, Inc., American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Background

Millikan, Max Franklin was born on December 12, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert Andrews and Greta (Blanchard) Millikan.

Education

Student California Institute Technology, 1931-1933. Bachelor of Science in Physics, Yale, 1935, Doctor of Philosophy. in Economics, 1941. Student Cambridge U., 1935-1936.

Career

Instructor economics Yale, 1938-1941, assistant professor, 1941-1942, research associate, 1942-1949. On leave, 1942-1946, as senior business specialist OPA, 1942, principal economist War Shipping Administration, 1942-1944, assistant director div. ship requirements, 1944-1946, chief economics intelligence branch div. research for Europe, Department of State, 1946, assistant executive secretary President’s Committee on Foreign Aid, 1947, consultant House of Representatives Select Committee on Foreign Aid, 1947. Associate professor Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1949-1951, professor economics, 1952-1969, director Center International Studies.

1952-1969; on leave, 1951-1952, as assistant director Central Intelligence Agency, Washington. Member President’s Task Force Foreign Aid, 1961. President World Peace Foundation, 1956-1969.

Trustee Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1964-1969.

Works

  • Editor and co-author: Income Stabilization for a Developing Democracy, 1953. Author: (with W. W. Rostow) A Proposal—Key to a More Effective Foreign Policy, 1957. Editor and co-author: (with D. L. M. Collge Pharmacy Blackmer) The Emerging Nations—Their Growth and United States Policy, 1961.

Membership

Member American Economics Association, Econometric Society, Royal Economics Society, Institute Mathematics Statistics, American Statistical Association, Council Foreign Relations, Inc., American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

Connections

Married Jeanne MacBeath Thomson, July 14, 1937. Children: Jane Andrews, Nicholas Thomson, Abigail.

father:
Robert Andrews Millikan

mother:
Greta (Blanchard) Millikan

spouse:
Jeanne MacBeath Thomson

children:
Jane Andrews Millikan

Nicholas Thomson Millikan

Abigail Millikan