1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Taussig, Frank William

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TAUSSIG, FRANK WILLIAM (1859-), American economist (see 26.456), was during 1917-9 chairman of the U.S Tariff Commission, which made a special study of commercial treaties and prepared much material for the American Peace Commission in Paris. In March 1919 he was called to Paris to advise in the adjustment of commercial treaties, and in Nov., on invitation of President Wilson, attended the second industrial conference in Washington for promoting peace between capital and labour. He was a strong supporter of the Covenant of the League of Nations. He was the author of Principles of Economics (1911; 2nd ed. 1915); Some Phases of the Tariff Question (1915); Investors and Money-Makers (1915); and Free Trade, the Tariff, and Reciprocity (1919).