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Clark, John Maurice (1884–1963)

  • Warren J. Samuels
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Clark was born on 30 November 1884 in Northampton, Massachusetts, and died on 27 June 1963 in Westport, Connecticut. Educated at Amherst College and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1910), he taught at Colorado College (1908–10), Amherst (1910–15), University of Chicago (1915–26) and Columbia University (1926–52), where he succeeded his father, John Bates Clark. He was president of the American Economic Association in 1935 and received its Francis A. Walker Medal in 1952. His dissertation, ‘Standards of Reasonableness in Local Freight Discrimination’, was written under the supervision of his father. He was associated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the National Resources Planning Board, the Twentieth Century Fund, the Attorney General’s National Committee to Study the Anti-Trust Laws, and other organizations.


American Economic Association Business cycles Clark, J. B. Clark, J. M. Commons, J. R. Dewey, J. Institutional economics Overhead costs Social economics Veblen, T. Workable competition 

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