Metropolitan Chicago: An Economic Analysis

Metropolitan Chicago: An Economic Analysis

Metropolitan Chicago: An Economic Analysis

Metropolitan Chicago: An Economic Analysis

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This book investigates the economy of the Chicago metropolitan area in terms of the major variables used in modern economic analysis. It presents specially prepared estimates of the size and structure of the area's population, labor force, employment, output, income, expenditures and saving. These measures, which are directly comparable with corresponding national statistics, provide the factual basis for an analysis of the area's development as an economic and financial entity--both in absolute terms and relative to the national economy of which it is an integral part.

During the three years in which research for the study was conducted we have incurred many obligations to many people. The study itself was made possible by a grant from the Finance Committee of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry under the chairmanship of James E. Day, President, Midwest Stock Exchange. The Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago provided the time, facilities and research assistance required for the study.

None of the statistical measures developed for the Chicago metropolitan area could have been compiled without the helpful cooperation of the many agencies--both governmental and private--who assembled primary data relating to the area, and who allowed us access to their files of published as well as unpublished material. In this connection our thanks are due to the research and statistical staffs of the National Income Division of the United States Department of Commerce and especially to Charles F. Schwartz and Robert E. Graham, Jr. of that Depart-

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