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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Lloyd A. Metzler Papers 1941-1948

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Metzler, Lloyd A. Papers

Dates:

1941-1948

Size:

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

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.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Metzler, Lloyd A. Papers [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Biographical Note

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.

Scope Note

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.

Related Resources

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University of Chicago Department of Economics. Records.

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

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