Monetary History Study Group
Study Group 2019
Economic History Seminar on
Co-Hosted by Waseda Institute of Political Economy (WINPEC)
and Financial History Group of Japan Society of Monetary Economics (JSME)
We are honored to host a seminar by Professor Hugh Rockoff (Rutgers University; President-Elect, 2019-2020, Economic History Association) on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Everybody who are interested in the issue are welcome. Please sign up now!
- Room 909 (9th floor), Building 3, Waseda Campus, Waseda University
- Hugh Rockoff, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Rutgers University
- On the Controversies behind the Origins of the Federal Economic Statistics
- Although attempts to measure trends in prices, output, and employment can be traced back for centuries, in the main the origins of the U.S. federal statistics are to be found in bitter debates over economic policy, ultimately debates over the distribution of income, at the end of the nineteenth century and during the world wars and Great Depression. Participants in those debates hoped that statistics that were widely accepted as nonpolitical and accurate would prove that their grievances were just and provide support for the policies they advocated. Economists – including luminaries such as Irving Fisher, Wesley C. Mitchell, and Simon Kuznets – responded by developing the methodology for computing index numbers and estimates of national income. Initially, individuals and private organizations provided these statistics, but by the end of WWII the federal government had taken over the role. Here I briefly describe the cases of prices, GDP, and unemployment.
If you have any inquiries, please mail to: masato.shizume
Monetary History Study Group on
- Waseda University, Waseda Campus (Room #701, Building #3)
- 1. Kenichi Hirayama (Tokio Marine Asset Management Co.,Ltd.)
- "Bank of Japan’s JGB Operations after 1936 - The Transaction with Repurchase Agreements and Outright Purchases"
- 2. Siu Man-Han (Adjunct lecturer, Osaka University of Economics)
- Banking between Hong Kong and Mainland China(1945-2018): the development of mainland banks in Hong Kong"
- 3. Kazuhiko Yago (Waseda University)
- "Recent Studies in Chinese and Korean Financial History: referring to the works by Tomoko Shiroyama and Lee Myunghwi"
Past Study Groups
Study Group 2019
There are no study group in the past.