Bloomfield, Arthur I. (Arthur Irving)

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Senior economist and officer at Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Economics teacher at University of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Arthur I. Bloomfield papers, circa 1930-1993 (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41395635

  • 1914, Oct. 2: Born Arthur Irving Bloomfield in Montreal, Canada.
  • 1931: Entered McGill University on scholarship after graduating first out of 900 students in the Province of Quebec high school leaving examinations.
  • 1935: B.A. (Economics and Political Science), McGill University.
  • 1936: M.A. (Economics and Political Science), McGill University. Thesis: Canadian Wheat Marketing Policy, 1929-1936.
  • 1940, Autumn - 1941 : Research Assistant to Prof. Oskar Morgenstern, Princeton University. Collected and analyzed international financial data for major industrial countries before 1914 and in the 1920s.
  • 1941 - 1958 : Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Economist, Research Dept. 1941-47; Chief of Balance of Payments Division, 1947-53; Senior Economist, 1953-58.
  • 1942: Ph.D. (Economics), University of Chicago.
  • 1944 - 1945 : Consultant to Foreign Economic Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • 1945: Acquired U.S. Citizenship.
  • 1949, Sept. - 1950, Mar. : Advisor, Bank of Korea and Korean Ministry of Finance, Seoul, South Korea, on behalf of the Economic Cooperation Administration.
  • 1950: Publication of Capital Imports and the American Balance of Payments, 1934-39 (University of Chicago Press), based on doctoral dissertation.
  • 1951, Dec. - 1952, Apr. : Financial Advisor, United Nations Civil Assistance Command and the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency, in Pusan, South Korea.
  • 1953, Feb.: Member, four person team sent to the Associated States of Indochina by the Mutual Security Administration to evaluate U.S. foreign aid program to that area.
  • 1953, Autumn: Senior Economist, Professional Staff of the (Randall) Commission on Foreign Economic Policy, U.S. Government, Washington, D.C.
  • 1954, Oct. - 1955, Jan. : Consultant, U.S. Foreign Operations Administration, Indochina.
  • 1956, Nov: 1960, Aug.: Consultant, International Cooperation Administration, in Seoul, South Korea.
  • 1957 - 1958 : Year-long research trip visiting 12 European central banks (six months at Bank of England) on a Rockefeller grant, conducting research on the international gold standard before 1914.
  • 1958 - 1985 : Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1959: Published Monetary Policy under the International Gold Standard, 1880-1914 (Fed. Reserve Bank NY).
  • 1961, Jan.: Consultant, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University College of the West Indies, Jamaica and Trinidad.
  • 1963: Published Short-term Capital Movements under the Pre-1914 Gold Standard (Princeton Univ. Press).
  • 1964, Sept. - 1964 Dec. : Consultant, Central Bank of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, on behalf of the Ford Foundation.
  • 1967, June: 1966, Aug. - 1966 Sept : Consultant, U.S. Agency for International Development, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • 1968: Published Patterns of Fluctuation in International Investment Before 1914 (Princeton Univ. Press).
  • 1974 - 1975 : Research in London for article Adam Smith and the Theory of International Trade.
  • 1978 - 1998 : Member, Managing Board of Editors, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.
  • 1985 - 1998 : Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1998, Oct. 6: Died in Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Arthur I. Bloomfield Papers, 1927-1995, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

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