Paul Howard Douglas

Paul Howard Douglas

Fellow: Awarded 1930
Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

University of Chicago

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

Douglas, Paul Howard:  Appointed to study the movement of real wages on the Continent of Europe from 1900 to 1930; tenure, nine months from March 15, 1931.

Born March 26, 1892, at Salem, Massachusetts.  Education: Bowdoin College, A.B., 1913; Columbia University, M.A., 1915, Ph.D., 1921; Harvard University, 1915–16.

Instructor and Assistant Professor of Economics, 1917–18, Reed College; Associate Professor of Economics, 1919–20, University of Washington; Assistant Professor of Industrial Relations, 1920–23, Associate Professor, 1923–25, Professor, 1925–30, Professor of Economics, 1930—, University of Chicago; Lecturer, University of California Summer School, 1923; Visiting Professor of Economics, 1924–25, 1926–27, Amherst College; Organizing Director, 1930, Swarthmore College Study of Unemployment.

Publications: “American Apprenticeship and Industrial Education,” 1921; “Wages and the Family,” 1925; “Real Wages in the United States, 1890–1926,” 1930. Co-author with Dorothy Douglas of “What Can a Man Afford?,” 1922; with Florence Jennison of “the Movement of Real Wages, 1926–28,” 1930. Co-editor of “The Worker in Modern Economic Society,” 1923. Contributor to various composite volumes such as “The Trend of Economics,” 1924; “History of Political Thought, Recent Times,” 1924; “Population Problems,” 1925; “Occupied Haiti,” 1927; “Economic Essays in Honor of John Bates Clark,” 1927; “Soviet Russia in the Second Decade,” 1928; “Modern Social Movements,” 1930. Articles in Journal of Political Economy, Political Science Quarterly, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, National Municipal Review, New Republic, The Nation, The World Tomorrow, The Survey, International Journal of Ethics, American Journal of Sociology.

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