Register of the Murray L. Weidenbaum papers

Finding aid prepared by Beth Goder
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Murray L. Weidenbaum papers
Date (inclusive): 1960-1977
Collection Number: 77052
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Speeches and writings, pamphlets, and clippings, relating to American federal credit programs, business and inflation, government regulation of business, utility regulation, and military-industrial relations.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Weidenbaum, Murray L.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Murray L. Weidenbaum papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

1927 Born, Bronx, New York
1948 B.A., City College of New York
1949 M.A., Columbia University
1949-1957 Fiscal economist, United States Bureau of the Budget
1958 Ph.D., Princeton University
1958-1962 Corporate economist, Boeing Company
1962-1963 Senior economist, Stanford Research Institute
1964- Faculty member, Washington University in St. Louis
1969 Author, The Modern Public Sector: New Ways of Doing the Government's Business
1969-1971 Assistant secretary of the treasury for economic policy, Department of the Treasury, United States
1974 Author, The Economics of Peacetime Defense
1974-1995 Director, Center for the Study of American Business (later renamed the Weidenbaum Center), Washington University in St. Louis
1975 Author, Government-Mandated Price Increases: A Neglected Aspect of Inflation
1977 Author, Business, Government, and the Public
1979 Author, The Future of Business Regulation: Private Action and Public Demand
1981-1982 Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
1988 Author, Rendezvous with Reality: The American Economy After Reagan
1992 Author, Small Wars, Big Defense: Paying for the Military After the Cold War
1995-2000 Chairman, Center for the Study of American Business (later renamed the Weidenbaum Center), Washington University in St. Louis
1996 Author, The Bamboo Network: How Expatriate Chinese Entrepreneurs are Creating a New Economic Superpower in Asia, with Samuel Hughes
2001- Honorary chairman, Weidenbaum Center on the Economy
2004 Author, Business and Government in the Global Marketplace
2008 Author, The Competition of Ideas: The World of Washington Think Tanks
2009 Author, The Competition of Ideas: The World of the Washington Think Tanks

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection documents the career of American economist Murry L. Weidenbaum through speeches and writings, pamphlets, and clippings related to American federal credit programs, business and inflation, government regulation of business, utility regulation, and military-industrial relations.
The majority of the collection consists of Murry L. Weidenbaum's speeches and writings on economic topics such as military markets, defense spending, revenue sharing, subsidies, and government regulation. The writings include statements prepared for the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
Defense contracts--United States.
Economists.
Finance, Public--United States.
Taxation--United States.
United States--Economic policy.
United States--Military policy.
United States--Politics and government--1969-1974.

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Biographical file, 1975, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Center for the Study of American Business (Later renamed the the Weidenbaum Center) annual review and informational booklet, 1975, undated

Box 1-3

Speeches and writings,

 

Printed copies,

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

1959

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

1960-1969

Box/Folder: 1 : 6-8

1970-1977

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

"An Analysis of the Humphrey-Hawkins Bill," statement prepared for Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

"Controls or Competition?" testimony before Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

"Forecasting Government Expenditures," undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

"Galbraith and the Public Purpose," undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

"Is War Necessary for the American Economy," undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

"The Need to Reduce Government Regulation of Business," undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

"A New Approach to National Priorities and Governmental Decision-Making," statement for "Our Third Century" symposium, Senate Committee on Government Operations, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

"The Second Managerial Revolution: Summary," undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

"Analysis of Military Markets with Special Emphasis on Air Weapons," 1959

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

"The Changing Structure of the Military Market," Conference on Space Age Technology, American Management Association, 1960

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

"Industrial Impact of Disarmament," 1961

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

"Outlook for the Aerospace Industry," speech, Annual Business Outlook Conference, 1961

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

"Some Economic Aspects of the Aircraft Industry," 1961

Box/Folder: 1 : 22

"Inventories of Government Suppliers," 1962

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

"Costs of Alternative Military Strategies," 1963

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

"Some Economic Perspective on the Current Defense Cutback," speech, Annual Conference of the American Industrial Development Council, 1965

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

"The Military Market: High Seller Concentration and High Profits," statement to the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1968

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

"Military Spending in the 1970s: An Upward Trend," 1968

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

"The Federal Budget for 1970: More Deficit Spending?" speech, Planning Executives Institute, 1969

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

"Planning-Programming-Budgeting Systems," 1969

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

"After the 90 Days," 1971

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

"The Case for Revenue Sharing," 1971

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

"Confessions of a Republican Academic," 1971

Scope and Contents note

Speech upon assuming the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professorship at Washington University, St. Louis
Box/Folder: 2 : 10

"Forecasting Defense Spending," 1971

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

"Revenue Sharing and the Future of the Public Sector," speech, Economic Club of Detroit, 1971

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

"Subsidies in Federal Credit Programs," 1971

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

"The Changing Outlook for Military Business," 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

"Decisions on National Priorities," testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress, 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

An Economic Analysis of the Military-Industrial Complex, 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

"Economic Policy in an Election Year," speech, Annual Banquet of the National Economists Club, Washington, D.C., 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

Excerpts, 1972-1974

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

"Foreign Trade Policy: A Move Toward Protection?," 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

"Government Policy and Business Decision-Making," Conference on Business' Role in Modern Society, UCLA, 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

"Hidden Subsidies in Government Programs," testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress, 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 21

"How to Live with the Property Tax for Education," 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 22

"New Initiatives in National Wage and Price Policy," 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 23

"Rules for Success in Dealing with the Press," 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 24

"Tax Reform or Tax Boost?," 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 25

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Priorities and Economy in Government, Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress, 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 26

"Your New Financial Competitor," 1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 27

"Financing a Cleaner Environment," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 28

"The Fiscal Outlook," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 29

"Government Expenditures and National Priorities," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 30

"The Governmental Competition for Investment Funds," speech, Public Utility Executives Conference, 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 31

"Impact of Tax Policy on the American Role in International Trade," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 32

"Legislating Social Responsibility," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 33

"Myths About Unemployment," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 34

"The Need to Encourage Innovation," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 35

"A New Look at Business in 1973," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 36

"A New Look at the Economy," speech, Time Business and Advertising Convention, 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 37

"The Post-Watergate Republican Party," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 38

"Reforming the Congress," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 39

"Trends in Public Finance," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 40

"What Will Revenue Sharing Accomplish?," 1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 41

"Budget Reform: At Last," 1974

Box/Folder: 2 : 42

"The Business Outlook for 1975: The Cloudy Crystal Ball," 1974

Box/Folder: 2 : 43

"The Case for Economizing on Government Controls," 1974

Box/Folder: 2 : 44

"The Economic Outlook: A Scenario for Recovery," annotated typescript, 1974

Box/Folder: 2 : 45

"Economic Policy for 1974," 1974

Box/Folder: 2 : 46

"The Federal Government and Inflation," 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

"Fighting Inflation: No Easy Answers," 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

"How to Allocate Energy," 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

"How to Curb Defense Spending," 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

"President Ford's Economic Summit," 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

"A Program for Controlling the Budget," 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

"Public Policy and the Electric Utilities," statement to Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

"Reducing the Inflationary Impact of the Federal Budget," 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Tables on fiscal policy, 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

"Time for Change: A Mid-Course Correction in Economic Policy," 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

"Why Taxes Should Not Be Reduced Now," 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

"A Barrier to Capital Formation: Government Controls Over Business," speech, National Investor Relations Institute, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

"Budget of the U.S. Government for the Fiscal Year 1976," 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

"The Business Outlook and Government Policy," speech, Conference of Bank Correspondents, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

"The Case Against Gasoline Rationing," 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

"Catch the Falling Flag," 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

"Civil Liberties for Business Executives," 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

"Economic Policy: Parrots Versus Economists," statement to Senate Committee on Budget, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

"How to Improve Productivity in Government Procurement: Rely More on Profits and Less on Regulation," 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

"A Kind Word for Monetary Policy," statement to House of Representatives Committee on Banking, Currency, and Housing, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 20

Meeting with House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 21

"A New Approach to Defense Contracts: More Competition and Less Regulation," statement for Subcommittee on Federal Spending Practices, Efficiency, and Open Government of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 22

"The New Wave of Government Regulation of Business," 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

Report on Time Magazine Board of Economists meeting, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 24

"The Tax Cut: Putting First Things First," statement to Senate Committee on Finance, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 25

"Tax Policy and the Electric Utilities," testimony for the House Committee on Ways and Means, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 26

"The Case Against an Energy Independence Authority," statement to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 27

"The Case Against Government Credit Subsidies for Developing a Synthetic Fuels Industry," statement to the Subcommittee on Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration of the House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology, 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 28

"The Contrast Between Government Planning and Business Planning: Market Orientation Versus Centralized Control," 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 29

"The Disadvantages of Government-Guaranteed Electric Utility Bonds," 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 30

"The Future of the Private Enterprise System: A Counterattack," speech, Southwest Foundation for Free Enterprise, 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 31

"Government as Promoter and Subsidizer of Advertising," with Linda Rockwood, 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 32

"Government Overregulation and its Effects on Industry," speech, First International Petrochemical Conference, 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 33

"The Outlook for 1976," 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 34

"Overregulation and the Business Response," speech, Northwestern University, 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 35

"The Post-Election Economic Outlook," speech, Annual Correspondents Conference, 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 36

"The Potential for Reducing Inflationary Pressures by Reforming Government Regulation," 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 37

"Reforming Government Regulation: Basic Concepts and Realistic Alternatives," 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 38

Time Board of Economists meetings, 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 39

"An Economic Analysis of the Federal Government's Credit Programs," 1977

Box/Folder: 3 : 40

"A Fundamental Reform of Government Regulation," 1977

Box/Folder: 3 : 41

"The Future of Business-Government Relations," 1977

Box/Folder: 3 : 42

"A Growing 'Loophole': Federal Credit Programs," 1977

Box/Folder: 3 : 43

"The New Wave of Government Regulation of Business," 1977

Box/Folder: 3 : 44

"The Rising Cost of Government Regulation," with Robert DeFina, 1977

Box/Folder: 3 : 45

"Strategies for Business Survival in a World of Government Intervention," 1977