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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

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Political Arithmetic

Robert William Fogel

Enid M. Fogel

Mark Guglielmo

Nathaniel Grotte

University of Chicago Press

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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