Charles J. Bullock

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Charles Jesse Bullock
DiedMarch 18, 1941
Alma materBoston University
University of Wisconsin
EmployerHarvard University

Charles J. Bullock (1869–1941) was an American economist. He was a professor of economics at Harvard University. He was an expert in public finance.

Early life[edit]

Charles J. Bullock was born in 1869.[1] He graduated from Boston University, and he earned a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1895.[1] His thesis supervisor was Richard T. Ely.[1]


Bullock taught economics at Cornell University and Williams College.[1] became an assistant professor of economics at Harvard University in 1903.[1] He became a tenured professor in 1908.[1] He was the author of several books. He also edited The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith in 1909.

Bullock served as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives from 1913 to 1914.[2]

Bullock was an expert in public finance.[1] He advised the governments of Massachusetts and other states on taxation.[1]


Bullock died on March 18, 1941, in Hingham, Massachusetts.[3]


  • Bullock, Charles Jesse (1895). The Finances of the United States from 1775 to 1789: With Especial Reference to the Budget. Madison, Wisconsin: The University.
  • Bullock, Charles J. (1900). Essays on the Monetary History of the United States. London: Macmillan.
  • Bullock, Charles J. (1907). Historical Sketch of the Finances and Financial Policy of Massachusetts from 1780 to 1905. New York: Macmillan. OCLC 2352637.
  • Smith, Adam (1909). Bullock, Charles J. (ed.). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. New York: P F Collier & Son.
  • Bullock, Charles J. (1920). Selected Readings in Public Finance. New York: Ginn & Company. OCLC 760482073.

Further reading[edit]

  • Friedman, Walter A. (2014). "Chapter 4: C.J. Bullock and Warren Persons: The Harvard ABC Chart. "The Statistician... attempts to find an analogy existing in an orderly universe"". Fortune Tellers: The Story of America's First Economic Forecasters. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. pp. 128–165. ISBN 9780691159119. OCLC 858778194.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Lamont, Thomas S.; Mason, Edward D. (August 1982). "The Harvard Department of Economics from the Beginning to World War II". The Quarterly Journal of Economics. 97 (3): 407–408. JSTOR 1885870.
  2. ^ "Warren M. Persons". Ballotpedia. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Economist Dies". Albuquerque Journal. March 19, 1941. p. 12. Retrieved March 9, 2017 – via Charles J. Bullock, 72, nationally known economist and professor emeritus at Harvard University, died here Monday night.