The Life and Political Economy of Lauchlin Currie: New Dealer, Presidential Advisor, and Development Economist

The Life and Political Economy of Lauchlin Currie: New Dealer, Presidential Advisor, and Development Economist

by Roger J. Sandilands
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822310309

ISBN-13: 9780822310303

Pub. Date: 05/24/1990

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Lauchlin Currie’s contribution to monetary theory and policies during the New Deal and in the postwar period when he became one of the most important economic advisors to several presidents of Colombia is the subject of this biography. Currie was a major economic advisor to president Franklin D. Roosevelt, and as his administrative assistant from 1939 until

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Lauchlin Currie’s contribution to monetary theory and policies during the New Deal and in the postwar period when he became one of the most important economic advisors to several presidents of Colombia is the subject of this biography. Currie was a major economic advisor to president Franklin D. Roosevelt, and as his administrative assistant from 1939 until the president’s death in 1945 helped shape Roosevelt’s thinking on economic issues.
His involvement in U.S. policymaking in China, where he directed Lend-Lease operations from 1941-1943, was one of the factors leading to his confrontation with Senator Joseph McCarthy. In 1949 he directed the first World Bank mission to Colombia.
Roger Sandilands had access to Currie’s own papers and to previously unpublished material. In this biography he provides the reader with a critical evaluation of Currie’s contribution to the literature on the theory and practice of economic development in general, together with an analysis of how his concepts were shaped during the New Deal and in post-World War II Colombia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822310303
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/24/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
455
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface,
CHAPTER 1: The Early Years, 1902–25,
CHAPTER 2: "Enter Here and Grow in Wisdom": The Harvard Years, 1925–34,
CHAPTER 3: The Treasury and Federal Reserve Board, 1934–39,
CHAPTER 4: In the White House: Peace and War, 1939–45,
CHAPTER 5: Postwar America and the McCarthy Period, 1945–54,
CHAPTER 6: The World Bank Mission to Colombia and Its Follow-Up, 1949–53,
CHAPTER 7: A Farming Interlude, the Return to Economic Advising, and the Magdalena Valley Mission, 1954–60,
CHAPTER 8: The Origins and Development of Operation Colombia, 1960–67,
CHAPTER 9: An Academic Interlude in Canada and Britain, 1967–71,
CHAPTER 10: The Plan of the Four Strategies, 1971–74,
CHAPTER 11: The "Cities-within-Cities" Design for Urban Growth,
CHAPTER 12: Perspectives on the Future and the Past in the Light of Allyn Young, 1975–82,
CHAPTER 13: Toward a General Theory of Reactivation and Growth, 1978–89,
CHAPTER 14: Epilogue,
Notes,
Bibliography of Currie's Writings,
Index,
About the Author,

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