George Ward Stocking

Fellow: Awarded 1931

Field of Study: Economic History

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 09-24-1892

Died: 06-07-1975

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931–32:


Latin American Exchange Fellows, 1931


Appointed from the United States:


STOCKING, GEORGE WARD:  Appointed to make a study of developments in the Mexican oil industry, of the program of social control set up by the State, of the economic consequences of this program, and of the future of the industry; tenure, eight months from February 15, 1932.


Born September 24, 1892, at Clarendon, Texas. Education: University of Texas, A.B., 1918; Columbia University, M.A., 1921, Ph.D., 1925 (Garth Fellow in Economics, 1921–22).


Assistant Professor of Economics, 1922–23, University of Vermont; Research Economist, 1923–24, National Industrial Conference Board; Assistant Professor of Economics, 1924–25, Dartmouth College; Associate Professor of Economics, 1925–26, Professor, 1926—, University of Texas.


Publications:  The Oil Industry and the Competitive System, 1925; The Potash Industry: a Study in State Control, 1931. Contributor to Representative American Industries, 1928. Articles in American Review, The Economic Journal, The Nation, American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the American Statistical Association, The Southwestern Political and Social Science Quarterly, Annals of the American Academy, Chemical Markets. Consulting Editor, Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences; Member, Board of Editors, Southwestern Political and Social Science Quarterly.



Son: George Ward Stocking Jr., Guggenheim Fellow in Anthropology & Cultural Studies, 1984

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