Leon C. Marshall

American economist

Leon Carroll Marshall (March 15, 1879 – March 1966) was an American economist, Professor of Political Economy and fourth dean of the Booth School of Business from 1909 to 1924, Professor at the Law School of the Johns Hopkins University, and Professor at the American University. He is known for his works on economic organization, business administration, curriculum-making in the social studies and the divorce court.

Leon Carroll Marshall at the University of Chicago, c. 1920.


  • The materials collected in this volume are intended to acquaint the student with economic principles as they are manifested in the tangible facts of economic life. A few extracts of primarily theoretical character have been included to represent important aspects of contemporary or historic thought; but for the most part the selections are not so much authoritative formulations of economic laws as concrete case-material embodying such laws, or affording a background of information which the systematic treatises on economics can hardly give and which the teacher certainly cannot often assume that his students will possess.

Quotes about Leon C. Marshall

  • This newest, largest and best collection of illustrative documents and programs, tables, and charts, extracts from federal and state commission and departmental reports, selections from trade and commercial newspaper and journals, and experts from the masters, old and new, is clearly the most important book of the year for students and teachers of economics.
One must resort statistics to describe the work. It contains 927 large octavo pages, which bear to reader no less then 267 separate illustrative items, varying in length from suggestive quarter-page tables to a thirty-five page compilation from the National Conservation Commission. Over two hundred tables and charts are scattered through the volume
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