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Political ArithmeticSimon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics$
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Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226256610

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.001.0001

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:: The Early History of the NBER

:: The Early History of the NBER

Chapter:
(p.21) 2 :: The Early History of the NBER
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Political Arithmetic
Author(s):

Robert William Fogel

Enid M. Fogel

Mark Guglielmo

Nathaniel Grotte

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.003.0003

This chapter discusses the history of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). It covers the prewar origins of the NBER; the role (and limitations) of economists during World War I; and the founding of the NBER in 1920.

Keywords:   National Bureau of Economic Research, founding, economists

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