Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Fisher, Irving
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FISHER, IRVING, an American economist; born in Saugerties, N. Y., in 1867. He graduated from Yale in 1888 and afterward studied in Berlin and in Paris. In 1890 he joined the faculty of Yale and became successively assistant professor and professor of political economy, the latter in 1898. From 1896 to 1910 he was editor of the “Yale Review.” He was president and director of many important commissions, including the Citizens' Commission on War-Time Prohibition, and the National Conservation Commission, appointed by President Roosevelt. In 1917 he was chairman of the board of scientific directors of the Eugenics Record Office. During the campaign of 1920 he was active in support of the League of Nations as a campaign issue. He wrote “The Nature of Capital and Income” (1906); “The Rate of Interest” (1907); “The Purchasing Power of Money” (1911); “Stabilizing the Dollar” (1919). He also contributed numerous articles to magazines.