Frederick C. Mills

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Frederick C. Mills
Born(1892-03-24)March 24, 1892
DiedFebruary 9, 1964(1964-02-09) (aged 71)
Nationality American
Institution Columbia University
Field Macroeconomics
School or
Alma mater Columbia University
University of California, Berkeley
Wesley Clair Mitchell

Frederick Cecil Mills (March 24, 1892 – February 9, 1964) was an American economist. He was a Professor of Economics at Columbia University in Manhattan from 1919 to 1959. [1] An expert on business cycles, he was also a researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1925 to 1953. [2] In 1940, he served as President of the American Economic Association. [3] Mills was named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1926. [4]


His son, Robert Mills, was a physicist known for the development of Yang–Mills theory. [5]


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  1. "CU Emeritus Prof. F. Mills Dies Sunday". Columbia Daily Spectator. February 11, 1964.
  2. "Frederick C. Mills, 1892-1964". HET: History of Economic Thought.
  3. "University of California: In Memoriam, 1980". Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  4. "View/Search Fellows of the ASA". American Statistical Association. Retrieved 2016-07-22.