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Henry Carter Adams

Henry Carter Adams
Born December 31, 1851
Davenport, Iowa
Died August 11, 1921
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Occupation Economist
Known for Studies about economics, especially public debts

Henry Carter Adams (December 31, 1851 – August 11, 1921) was a U.S. economist and Professor of Political Economy and finance at the University of Michigan.[1][2]

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Works 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Biography

Adams was born in Davenport, Iowa to Elizabeth Douglass and Ephraim Adams, a missionary of the "Iowa Band" from New England. He graduated from Iowa College, now called Grinnell College, which was co-founded by his father.[3] He went to Andover Theological School, then studied in Heidelberg and Berlin for two years, before he went to Johns Hopkins University, where he made Ph.D. in 1878.

Adams became a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University from 1880 to 1882. He was afterwards a lecturer in Cornell University. He also became statistician to the Interstate Commerce Committee and was in charge of the transportation department in the 1900 census. In 1887, he became professor of political economy and finance at the University of Michigan, and taught there from 1886 to 1921. There, he also worked with John Dewey.

Adams died in 1921 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Works

  • The State in Relation to Industrial Action (1887)
  • Taxation in the United States, 1787 to 1816 (1884)
  • Public Debts (1887)
  • Relation of the States to Industrial Action (1887)
  • Relation of American Municipalities to Quasi-Public Works (1888)
  • The Science of Finance (1888)
  • Economics and Jurisprudence (1897)
  • Description of Industry: An Introduction to Economics (1918)

References

  1. ^ Data and picture
  2. ^ First page of extensive biography
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