John D. Black

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John D. Black
Born(1883-06-06)June 6, 1883
DiedApril 12, 1960(1960-04-12) (aged 76)
InstitutionsUniversity of Minnesota
Harvard University
FieldAgricultural economics
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin
Benjamin Hibbard
Marion Clawson
Willard Cochrane
Barbara Reagan

John Donald Black (June 6, 1883 – April 12, 1960) was an American economist. He was a professor of economics at University of Minnesota from 1918 to 1927, and then from 1927 to 1956 at Harvard University.[1] Black was one of the authors of the Agricultural Adjustment Act.[2] He was also president of the American Economic Association in 1955.[3] Black died at a Boston hospital in 1960.[4]


  • (1926) Production Economics. George G. Harrap and Co.
  • (1942) Parity, parity, parity. The Harvard Committee on Research in the Social Sciences.
  • (1944) Food Enough: Science for War and Peace Series. American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
  • (1950) The Rural Economy of New England: A Regional Study. Harvard University Press. ASIN B0000CHSFH.
  • (1951) Interregional Competition in Agriculture: With Special Reference to Dairy Farming in the Lake States and New England. Harvard Economic Studies. ISBN 9780674460508
  • (1955) Farm and Other Operating-unit Land-use Planning.
  • (1960) Rural Planning of One County: Worcester County, Massachusetts. The University of Chicago Press, Journal of Political Economy.


  1. ^ Galbraith, John Kenneth (1959). "John D. Black: A Portrait". In Cavin, James Pierce (ed.). Economics for Agriculture: Selected Writings of John D. Black. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. pp. 1–19.
  2. ^ "Black | Agricultural & Applied Economics Association". Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  3. ^ "American Economic Association: Past Prisdents". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "John D. Black". The Sheboygan Press. April 13, 1960. p. 5. Retrieved January 5, 2019 – via open access

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