The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Shoup, Carl Sumner (Born 1902)

  • William Vickrey
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Carl Shoup was born 26 October 1902 in San Jose, California, son of Paul Shoup, an officer of the Southern Pacific Railroad. After a BA from Stanford in 1924 he shook the golden dust of California from his feet and obtained a PhD in 1930 at Columbia, which remained his home base until his retirement in 1971. During this tenure he was closely associated first with E.R.A. Seligman and Robert Murray Haig, then with William Warren, William Vickrey, Robert Anthoine and Lowell Harriss, and served as chairman of the Economics Department from 1961 to 1964. From 1971 to 1974 he served as interregional advisor on tax reform planning for the United Nations Center for Development Programs Planning and Policy. Since his formal retirement he has continued an active participation in public finance matters from his home in Sandwich, New Hampshire.

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  • William Vickrey
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