Jacob Hollander

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Jacob Hollander in 1915

Jacob Harry Hollander (1871–1940) was an American economist.



Hollander was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in 1891, and a PhD in 1894. [1] He became associate professor of finance there. In 1900, he became assistant professor of political economy, becoming full professor in 1904. He was appointed secretary to the Bimetallic Commission of 1897. US President McKinley named him Treasurer of the island of Puerto Rico in 1900. He resigned in 1901 after introducing a tax system. He was special commissioner to investigate financial conditions in San Domingo and until 1908 was financial advisor of the Dominican Republic. He also was an official arbitrator in various labour disputes.


His contributions to Ricardo scholarship are considerable. He edited the Letters of David Ricardo to J. R. McCulloch (1895) and (together with James Bonar) Letters to Hutches Trower and others (1899). He also initiated a famous series of Reprints of Economic Tracts in 1903.

Major publications:


  1. International University Lectures. 1909. p. 121.
  2. Jacob Harry Hollander (1894). The Cincinnati Southern Railway: A Study in Municipal Activity. Baltimore.
  3. Jacob Harry Hollander (1910). David Ricardo. AMS Press. ISBN   978-0-404-61186-6.
  4. Jacob Harry Hollander (1919). War Borrowing: A Study of Treasury Certificates of Indebtedness of the United States. Macmillan.

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