Alvin H. Hansen

Alvin H. Hansen

Fellow: Awarded 1928
Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

University of Minnesota

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1928:

Hansen, Alvin Harvey: Appointed to make a study of the economic readjustment in Germany during the period 1920 to 1927, with special reference to the problem of employment; tenure, twelve months from September 15, 1928.

Born August 23, 1887, at Viborg, South Dakota. Education: Yankton College, B.A., 1910; University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1915, Ph.D., 1918.

Assistant in Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1915–1916; Instructor in Economics, Brown University, 1916–1919; Associate Professor of Economics, 1919–1923, Professor of Economics, 1923—, University of Minnesota.

Publications: “Cycles of Prosperity and Depression,” 1921; “Business-Cycle Theory,” 1927; “Principles of Economics,” 1928 (joint author); articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.


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