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Metzler, Lloyd A. Papers
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Special Collections Research Center
Lloyd Appleton Metzler (1913-1980) was an economist, professor, and author. He was a faculty member of the University of Chicago from 1947 until his death. The collection includes manuscripts, typescripts, and notes for unidentified books; a draft of his Harvard thesis; and reprints of Metzler's articles for The Review of Economic Statistics and Econometrica. The materials date approximately from the 1940s to the 1950s.
The collection is open for research.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Metzler, Lloyd A. Papers [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
Lloyd Appleton Metzler was born on April 3, 1913 in Lost Springs, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, where he studied economics under John Ise and earned a Bachelor's degree in 1935 and an MBA in 1938. Metzler then entered Harvard University. He served as an instructor and tutor at Harvard and completed a Ph.D. in economics in 1942. His dissertation, "Interregional Income Generation," earned him the Wells Prize. That same year, Metzler was the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.
From Harvard, Metzler went on to Washington, D.C., where worked for the Office of Strategic Services and several economic policy and planning commissions between 1943 and 1946. Metzler joined the research staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1944. In 1946 he returned to academia when he accepted a teaching position at Yale University. He soon left Yale for the University of Chicago in 1947, where he remained for the rest of his career.
Dr. Metzler survived surgery for a brain tumor in 1952, and with the help of his wife Edith, managed to continue teaching and writing for the next twenty years. He served as Editor of the Journal of Political Economy from 1966 until his retirement in 1971. Metzler made numerous contributions to business cycle literature, macro-monetary theory, tariff theory, mathematical economics, and the field of international trade. The Metzler paradox, Laursen-Metzler effect, and Metzler matrix, all bear his name. He died on October 26, 1980.
The Lloyd Appleton Metzler Papers include several manuscripts, typescripts, and notes for unidentified books, a draft of his Harvard thesis, and reprints of Metzler's articles for The Review of Economic Statistics and Econometrica. The materials remain in their original order and date approximately from the 1940s to the 1950s.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
University of Chicago Department of Economics. Records.
|Box 1 Folder 1|
Correspondence - Joel Bernstein, 1948
|Box 1 Folder 2|
Unidentified Typescript Fragment, Undated
|Box 1 Folder 3|
Unidentified Manuscript Fragment, Undated
|Box 1 Folder 4|
Chart - Gold and Paper Standards, Undated
|Box 1 Folder 5|
Graphs and Equations, Undated
|Box 1 Folder 6|
Unidentified Manuscript [1/2], Undated
|Box 1 Folder 7|
Unidentified Manuscript [2/2], Undated
|Box 1 Folder 8|
Unidentified Typescript, Undated
|Box 1 Folder 9|
Unidentified Typescript - Carbon Copy, Undated
|Box 1 Folder 10|
"Interregional Income Generation" - Table of Contents, Preface, Chapters 1-3 - Manuscript and Typescript, circa 1942
|Box 1 Folder 11|
Notes on Flexible Exchange Rates, Undated
|Box 1 Folder 12|
Notes on International Rates and Income (Chapter V of Book), Undated
|Box 2 Folder 1|
Manuscript for Unidentified Book - Chapters 1-2, Undated
|Box 2 Folder 2|
Manuscript for Unidentified Book - Chapters 3-4, Undated
|Box 2 Folder 3|
Manuscript for Unidentified Book - Chapter 6, Tables, and Appendix, Undated
|Box 2 Folder 4|
"The Nature and Stability of Cycles" - Reprints, 1941
|Box 2 Folder 5|
"Underemployment Equilibrium in International Trade" - Reprints, 1942