John D. Black

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John D. Black
Born(1883-06-06)June 6, 1883
DiedApril 12, 1960(1960-04-12) (aged 76)
Nationality American
Institutions University of Minnesota
Harvard University
Field Agricultural economics
Alma mater University of Wisconsin
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John Donald Black (June 6, 1883 – April 12, 1960) was an American economist. He was a professor of economics at University of Minnesota from 1918 to 1927, and then from 1927 to 1956 at Harvard University. [1] Black was one of the authors of the Agricultural Adjustment Act. [2] He was also president of the American Economic Association in 1955. [3] Black died at a Boston hospital in 1960. [4]



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  1. Galbraith, John Kenneth (1959). "John D. Black: A Portrait". In Cavin, James Pierce (ed.). Economics for Agriculture: Selected Writings of John D. Black. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. pp. 1–19.
  2. "Black | Agricultural & Applied Economics Association". Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  3. "American Economic Association: Past Prisdents". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. "John D. Black". The Sheboygan Press. April 13, 1960. p. 5. Retrieved January 5, 2019 via Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg