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William Zebina Ripley

economist

William Zebina Ripley, American economist.

Background

Ripley, William Zebina was born on October 13, 1867 in Medford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Nathaniel L. and Estimate R. E. (Baldwin) Ripley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1890. A.M., Columbia University, 1892, Doctor of Philosophy., 1893, Doctor of Letters from same, 1929. Doctor of Laws, University of Wisconsin, 1930, Bucknell and University of Rochester, 1931.

Career

Economics, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1895-1901. Professor political economy, Harvard, 1901-1933. Lecturer in sociology, Columbia, 1893-1901.

Expert agent on transportation, United States Industrial Commission, 1900-1901. Huxley memorial lecturer, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, England., 1908. Author: Financial History of Virginia, 1890.

The Races of Europe (Lowell Institute Lectures), 1900. Trusts, Pools and Corporations, 1905. Railway Problems, 1907.

Railroads—Rates and Regulation, 1912. Railroads—Finance and Organization, 1914. Special Report United States Eight Hour Commission on Trainmen’s Schedules and Agreements, 1917.

Main Street and Wall Street, 1927. Editor Selections and Documents in Economics, 10 vols. Director C.,Rhode Island&P. Railway, 1917-1933.

Administrator of labor standards, War Department, 1918. Chairman National Adjustment Commission, United States Shipping Board, 1919-1920. With Interstate Commerce Commission, 1920-1923.

Special examiner on consolidation of rys., 1921, and filed report with Interstate Commerce Commission Home: Newton Center, Mass.

Works

  • Author: Financial History of Virginia, 1890. The Races of Europe (Lowell Institute Lectures), 1900. Trusts, Pools and Corporations, 1905.

    Railway Problems, 1907. Railroads—Rates and Regulation, 1912. Railroads—Finance and Organization, 1914.

    Special Report United States Eight Hour Commission on Trainmen’s Schedules and Agreements, 1917. Main Street and Wall Street, 1927. Editor Selections and Documents in Economics, 10 vols.

    Director C.,Rhode Island&P. Railway, 1917-1933. Administrator of labor standards, War Department, 1918. Chairman National Adjustment Commission, United States Shipping Board, 1919-1920.

    With Interstate Commerce Commission, 1920-1923. Special examiner on consolidation of rys., 1921, and filed report with Interstate Commerce Commission.

Connections

Married Ida S. Davis, February 20, 1893. Children: Ruth, Davis N., William P., Bettina, Professor.

father:
Nathaniel L. Ripley

mother:
Estimate R. E. (Baldwin) Ripley

spouse:
Ida S. Davis

children:
Ruth Ripley

Davis N. Ripley

William P. Ripley

Bettina Ripley

Prof Ripley