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Myron Webster Watkins

economist.

Myron Webster Watkins, American economist. Fellow Royal Economics Society Great Britain; member American Economics Association Beta Kappa.

Background

Watkins, Myron Webster was born on April 2, 1893 in Milford, Michigan, United States. Son of John Taylor and Mary Sophia (Wells) Watkins.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1914. Graduate student of University of Missouri, 1914-1915. Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell Univercity, 1917.

Career

Instructor economics, Washington State College, Pullman, Washington, 1917-1918. Assistant professor, associate professor, and professor economics, University of Missouri, 1918-1927. Professor economics, New York University, 1927-1946.

Director of anti-trust inquiry National Industrial Conference Board, New York, New York, 1924-1929. Research associate Brookings Institution, 1935-1936, 1937-1939. Chairman Committee on Oil Prices, Conference on Price Research, 1936-1939.

Economist Anti-Trust Division, Department of Justice, 1941-1944. Co-director of survey of cartels and monopoly, Twentieth Century Fund, 1944-1948. Vice president Boni, Watkins, Jason & Company, Inc.

Works

  • Author or co-author books relating to field, latest co-authorship: Monopoly and Free Enterprise, 1951. Make or Buy, 1956.

Membership

Fellow Royal Economics Society Great Britain. Member American Economics Association Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Hampton Brougher, February 20, 1931. Children: Peter, Stephen, Deryll Elizabeth.

father:
John Taylor Watkins

mother:
Mary Sophia (Wells) Watkins

spouse:
Elizabeth Hampton Brougher

children:
Peter Watkins

Stephen Watkins

Deryll Elizabeth Watkins