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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Yale Brozen papers
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1988
    Creator: Brozen, Yale, 1917-
    Collection Number: 80119
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Language of Material: The collection is in English.
    Collection Size: 9 manuscript boxes (3.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Speeches, writings, correspondence, and course materials related to economic theory, economic conditions in the United States, and governmental economic policy.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Yale Brozen papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

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    Biographical Note

    1917 Born, Kansas City, Missouri
    1936 A.A., Kansas City Community College
    1938 B.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    1939 B.A., University of Chicago
    1940-1941 Assistant professor of social and physical science, University of Florida
    1941-1944 Assistant professor of economics., Illinois Institute of Technology
    1942 Ph.D. in economics, University of Chicago
    1942-1943 Director, Radar and Telephone Maintenance Training Program, Army Signal Corps
    1944-1946 Associate professor, Illinois Institute of Technology
    1946-1947 Associate professor of economics, University of Minnesota
    1947-1957 Professor of engineering economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    1951 Consultant, President's Materials Policy Commission
    1952 Consultant, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice
    1954 Visiting professor of economics, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    1954- Consultant, National Science Foundation
    1956-1963 Consultant, State Department
    1957-1959 Director, Research Transportation Center
    1957-1987 Professor of business economics, University of Chicago
    1972- Adjunct scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
    1974 Author, Advertising and Society
    1975 Author, The Competitive Economy: Selected Readings
    1978 Author, Corporate Responsibility: The Viability of Capitalism in an Era of Militant Demands
    1980 Author, Is Government the Source of Monopoly? and Other Essays
    1980s Served on President Ronald Reagan's transition team
    1982 Author, Concentration, Mergers, and Public Policy
      Author, Mergers in Perspective
    1983- Vice president, Consortium of Governmental Counselors, Inc.
    1998 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers document the career of economist Yale Brozen, who was a professor of business economics at the University of Chicago from 1957 to 1987. In addition to his professorial work, Brozen was a member of the Mont Pèlerin Society and served as a consultant to various government organizations and companies. The collection contains materials related to economic theory, economic conditions in the United States, and governmental economic policy.
    The Correspondence mainly contains Brozen's outgoing letters, which include his comments on the writings of others and discussions of various economic issues. Brozen corresponded with several American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholars, such as Robert Helms and Marvin Kosters. Other correspondents include Ronald Coase, Kenneth Elzinga, David Henderson, Melvin Lurie, and Kenneth S. Templeton.
    The majority of the collection consists of Brozen's Speeches and writings, which reflect Brozen's viewpoint as a Chicago school of economics scholar. As an expert on antitrust law, Brozen wrote and spoke about government regulation. His work also comments on the Federal Trade Commission, advertising, and the energy crisis. The collection includes typescripts and printed copies of Brozen's speeches and articles.
    The Course materials contain exams for economics and business courses which Brozen taught.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States--Economic conditions--1945-
    United States--Economic policy.