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economist

Sumner Huber SLICHTER, economist. President, American Economic Association, 1941; President, Industrial Relations Research Association, United States of America, 1949.

Background

SLICHTER, Sumner Huber was born in 1892 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts University Wisconsin, 1913, 1914. Doctor of Philosophy University Chicago, 1918.

Career

Economic commentator, whose chief concern was with labour relations on which he did extensive field research. His faith in the potential for expansion of the American economy was considerable. He was deeply suspicious of trade unions, and argued that that ability of unions to influence the state of the economy should be restricted by legislation.

He wrote extensively for newspapers and magazines, spoke on innumerable public platforms, and did much to popularise economic thinking on labour problems. Instructor, Assistant Professor, Professor, Cornell University, 1920-1930. Professor, Harvard University, 1930-1959.

Achievements

  • President, American Economic Association, 1941. President, Industrial Relations Research Association, United States of America, 1949.

Works