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John Ulric Nef, 1899-1988.

Economist historian at the University of Chicago

The son of a John Nef Sr., a chemistry professor at Chicago,  John U. Nef was educated at Harvard and obtained his Ph.D. in 1927 from Brookings.  In 1928, John U. Nef joined the University of Chicago, with appointments in both the economics and history departments.  He would go on to found the inter-disciplinary Committee on Social Thought at Chicago in 1941.



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Major Works of John U. Nef

  • Industry and Government in France and England, 1540- 1640, 1940.
  • Search for Meaning: the autobiography of a nonconformist, 1973.




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