Frederick C. Mills

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Frederick C. Mills
Born(1892-03-24)March 24, 1892
DiedFebruary 9, 1964(1964-02-09) (aged 71)
InstitutionColumbia University
School or
Alma materColumbia University
University of California, Berkeley
Wesley Clair Mitchell

Frederick Cecil Mills (March 24, 1892 – February 9, 1964) was an American economist. He was a professor of economics at Columbia University in Manhattan from 1919 to 1959.[1] An expert on business cycles, he was also a researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1925 to 1953.[2] In 1940, he served as president of the American Economic Association.[3] Mills was named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1926.[4]

His son, Robert Mills, was a physicist known for the development of Yang–Mills theory.[5]


  • Raymond Taylor Bye; Frederick Cecil Mills (1940). An Appraisal of Frederick C. Mills' The Behavior of Prices. Social Science Research Council.
  • Frederick Cecil Mills (1917). Contemporary Theories of Unemployment and Unemployment Relief. Columbia University.


  1. ^ "CU Emeritus Prof. F. Mills Dies Sunday". Columbia Daily Spectator. February 11, 1964.
  2. ^ "Frederick C. Mills, 1892-1964". HET: History of Economic Thought.
  3. ^ "University of California: In Memoriam, 1980". Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "View/Search Fellows of the ASA". American Statistical Association. Archived from the original on June 16, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "Columbia College Today".

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