Harry Gunnison Brown was born in 1880 and died in 1975. He was partof a important group of American economists that included HerbertJ. Davenport, E.R.A. Seligman, J. B. Clark, Alvin S. Johnson, FrankA. Fetter, Richard T. Ely and Frank Knight. In some ways Brownrepresented an orthodoxy in economics that was slipping away asneoclassical economics assumed a particular shape. For example,Brown argued for the separate influences of both land and capitalgoods on the pricing of goods and services and did not follow thetrend in “orthodox” circles of considering land justanother form of capital. Brown supported land value taxation at atime when the leading economists of his day rejected HenryGeorge’s ideas and the possibility of Georgist economics.
- Ryan explores the work of Harry Gunnison Brown, one the mostimportant innovators in American economic history
- Summarizes Brown’s theoretical insights as well as theintellectual contexts in which they were developed
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About the Author
Dr. Christopher K. Ryan has taught economics at BabsonCollege and the University of Northern Iowa. He is the author of"Harry Gunnison Brown's Advocacy: The Case He Made for Land ValueTaxation, 1917-1975" in The American Journal of Economics andSociology, 56 (Octrober 1997): 545-564; and with coauthor,Helen B. Ryan, "George Raymond Geiger (1903-1998): A Rich Life" inThe American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 58 (January1999): 7 - 16. In addition to this interest in Harry GunnisonBrown, he is an experienced translator of Spanish writings intoEnglish, especially the historical essays of MarjorieGrice-Hutchinson.
Laurence S. Moss now serves as editor of The AmericanJournal of Economics and Sociology. He is a Professor ofEconomics at Babson College and has served as the President of theHistory of Economics Society. He is also a well-known historian ofeconomic thought. Moss is a member of the Massachusetts BarAssociation and now serves on the Standing Committee on Pro BonoLegal Services of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments to this Edition.
2. Land as a Factor of Production.
3. Capital and Interest T heories.
4. Monetary Economics.
6. Land Value Taxation.
7. Regulation and Rate-Making.
8. International Trade and Finance.
9. Contributions as an Educator.
Books, Articles and Letters by Harry Gunnison Brown.
Co-Edited or Co-Authored Books and Articles.