Inflation and the American Economy

Inflation and the American Economy

Inflation and the American Economy

Inflation and the American Economy

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Before proceeding to personal acknowledgments I wish to express my appreciation for the statistical material presented in the Bulletin by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. This material, well analyzed and well presented, is of great aid to the scholar. Similarly, the Survey of Current Business (Department of Commerce), with its excellent tables, articles, and condensations, has been invaluable. No foreign government, to my knowledge, publishes an official bulletin comparable to these two.

Those who read the preliminary draft of this volume early in 1944 will, I hope, scarcely recognize it two years later. I should acknowledge especially the aid I received at that time from Profs. J. M. Clark and Carl Shoup of Columbia; Prof. W. L. Crum of Harvard University; Dr. Edwin E. Witte, public member of the War Labor Board; Dr. William Haber, adviser on labor and man power to the Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion; Miss Alice Bourneuf and Dr. Evsey Domar of the Federal Reserve Board; and Mr. John Lintner, Junior Fellow of Harvard University. The Graduate School of Public Administration of Harvard University and the Harvard University Committee on Research in the Social Sciences provided necessary financial aid.

My greatest thanks are due to the following: Miss Helen Osterrieth, who was my research assistant when this volume was first undertaken; Miss Penelope Hartland, who helped at the very end; and particularly. Mrs. Margarita Willfort, my current research assistant, who also prepared the index of this volume; Mrs. Anna Thorpe, who typed much of the manuscript; and Miss Lillian Buller, my secretary, for her invaluable services. I wish especially to acknowledge the aid of my wife, Ruth B. Harris, who helped greatly and indispensably from the start to the finish in the preparation of this volume.

SEYMOUR E. HARRIS.

FOUR WINDS FARM, WEST ACTON, MASSACHUSETTS, October, 1945.

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