Energy in the American Economy, 1850-1975: An Economic Study of Its History and Prospects

Energy in the American Economy, 1850-1975: An Economic Study of Its History and Prospects

Energy in the American Economy, 1850-1975: An Economic Study of Its History and Prospects

Energy in the American Economy, 1850-1975: An Economic Study of Its History and Prospects

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This book is the product of a collaborative effort. Sam H. Schurr directed the entire work, wrote the Introduction and Summary (Chapter 1), and joined with Vera F. Eliasberg in writing Part I, and with Hans H. Landsberg in the writing of Part II. Joseph Lerner is the author of the projections made in Part II, and performed the underlying research. Bruce C. Netschert is the author of Part III and in addition served as editorial supervisor of the entire manuscript.

During the time this study was in progress we became indebted to many individuals and organizations. The following list of names, although extensive, does not begin to include all to whom we are grateful for advice, criticism, and other types of assistance.

Persons to whom we are indebted for supplying information or for reviewing drafts of Part I include: Moses Abramovitz, Stanford University and National Bureau of Economic Research; Jack Alterman, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Paul Boschan, consultant; Solomon Fabricant, New York University and National Bureau of Economic Research; Wilbert G. Fritz, Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization; Nathaniel B. Guyol, Standard Oil Co. of California; Richard C. Henshaw, Jr., Michigan State University; John Kendrick, George Washington University and National Bureau of Economic Research; William Parker, University of North Carolina; Robert Sadove, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Sidney Sonenblum, National Planning Association; Vivian E. Spencer, Bureau of the Census; Alan M. Strout, Harvard University; John A. Waring, consultant; Harold F. Williamson, Northwestern University.

For Part II the following individuals furnished information or reviewed drafts: Paul L. Ambelang, Interstate Commerce Commission; I. F. Avery, Bureau of Mines; Gertrude Bancroft, Bureau of the Census; R. H. L. Becker, Oil-Heat Institute of America; H. H. Blohm, R. L. Polk & Co.; F. S. Burroughs, Oil Heating Marketing Reports; W. L. Byrne, Ebasco Services, Inc.; John B. Campbell . . .

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