Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hollander, Jacob Harry

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HOLLANDER, JACOB HARRY, an American economist; born in Baltimore in 1871. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1891 and was associate professor of finance at that institution until 1900, when he became assistant professor of political economy. In 1904 he was appointed full professor in this subject. He was secretary of the Bimetallic Commission in 1897. While engaged in financial work in Porto Rico he was appointed treasurer of that island by President McKinley. After introducing a successful tax system, he resigned in 1901. He was special commissioner to investigate financial conditions in San Domingo and until 1908 was financial advisor of the Dominican Republic. He published much on economic subjects. His writings include “A Study in Municipal Activity” (1894); “David Ricardo” (1911); “The Abolition of Poverty” (1914).