American professor of economics

Reference

Leland B. Yeager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Leland B. Yeager (born 4 November 1924) is an American economist and an expert on monetary policy and international trade. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1948 with an A.B. and was granted an M.A. from Columbia University in 1949 and a Ph.D. from there in 1952. He had previously served in the United States Army in World War II, translating Japanese codes. He temporarily served as the Vice President of the Interlingua Institute from 1997 to 1998 after Deanna Hammond died. He has been a regular contributor to Liberty magazine and an occasional contributor to the 'Mises Daily'. ..."

Born

4 Nov 1924, in Oak Park, Illinois

Associations

Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute
Research Fellow, Independent Institute
Associated Scholar, Ludwig von Mises Institute

Articles

Austrian "Inflation," Austrian "Money," and Federal Reserve Policy, by Richard H. Timberlake Jr., The Freeman, Sep 2000
Response to Joseph T. Salerno's October 1999 article which critiqued Timberlake's essays in the April, May and June 1999 issues; discusses the words "inflation" and "money" and Federal Reserve policies, in an Austrian economics context
"More than 30 years ago in a path-breaking article, Leland Yeager devised a means of testing this question. Yeager noted that 'many definitions of money can be self-consistent. But no mere definition should deter us, when we are trying to understand the flow of spending in the economy, from focusing attention on the narrow category of assets that actually get spent ...' ... Yeager’s discussion provides an unexceptionable means for deciding what to include in 'the' stock of money and what to classify as financial assets."

Writings

Reverence for Skeptics, Liberty, Oct 2007
Describes how Prof. Yeager albeit raised as Christian became what he calls a "reverent atheist" and discusses the bases for his views
"A great mystery remains — the universe itself — but saying that God created it is no solution. Who then created God? Are we not verging on an infinite regress? If something as wonderful as a creator God could have existed before he set to work, why could not something just as wonderful, the universe, have existed without a creator distinct from itself? And why be so anthropomorphic?"
Related Topics: Atheism, Libertarianism

Interviews

A Conversation with Leland B. Yeager: Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Auburn University, The Austrian Economics Newsletter, 1991