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Jacob Viner’s Reminiscences from the New Deal (February 11, 1953)


  • Luca Fiorito


  • Sebastiano Nerozzi



This paper presents and reproduces an unpublished oral history interview given by Jacob Viner in 1953. The interview released by Viner for the Columbia Oral History Project gives us a valuable opportunity to throw light on his advisory activity during the New Deal Era. In our introduction we attempt to make a critical appraisal of Viner's reminiscences and to state the contribution they can provide to our general knowledge of the period. In addition, we also attempt to find out some biographical and interpretative elements useful to understand Viner’s own vision and his contribution to important economic policy processes during the New Deal.

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  • Luca Fiorito & Sebastiano Nerozzi, 2008. "Jacob Viner’s Reminiscences from the New Deal (February 11, 1953)," Department of Economics University of Siena 525, Department of Economics, University of Siena.
  • Handle: RePEc:usi:wpaper:525

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    1. Hodgson, Geoffrey M & Rothman, Harry, 1999. "The Editors and Authors of Economics Journals: A Case of Institutional Oligopoly?," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 109(453), pages 165-186, February.
    2. Stigler, George J & Stigler, Stephen M & Friedland, Claire, 1995. "The Journals of Economics," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 103(2), pages 331-359, April.
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    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
    • N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods
    • N41 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913

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