Mordecai Ezekiel

Fellow: Awarded 1930

Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 05-10-1899

Died: 10-31-1974

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Ezekiel, Mordecai Joseph Brill:  Appointed to study the methods used in leading European governments in regulating, directing, or controlling economic activity, and to determine the relative effectiveness of the methods used in directing various types of industries; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1930.

Born May 10, 1899, at Richmond, Virginia. Education:  Maryland State College of Agriculture, B.S., 1918; University of Minnesota, M.A., 1923; Roberts Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government, Ph.D., 1926.

United States Bureau of Census, 1920–22; Junior Agricultural Economist, 1922–23, Assistant Agricultural Economist, 1925–28, Senior Agricultural Economist, 1928–30, United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics; Assistant Chief Economist, 1930—, Federal Farm Board.

Publications: “Input as Related to Output in Farm Organization and Cost-of-Production Studies,” 1924; “Factors Affecting Farmers’ Earnings in Southeastern Pennsylvania,” 1926; “Factors Affecting the Price of Hogs,” 1926; “Practices Responsible for Variations in Physical Requirements and Economic Costs of Milk Production on Wisconsin Dairy Farms,” 1927; “Methods of Correlation Analysis,” 1930. Articles in Journal of Farm Economics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, New Republic, and bulletins of the Agricultural Experiment Stations in Virginia and Minnesota.