Seymour E. Harris

American economist

Seymour Edwin Harris (8 September 1897 - 27 October 1974) was an American economist, born in New York City and educated at Harvard.

Quotes about Harris

  • From his earlier orthodox, even conservative, tendencies Harris was released by Keynes and the New Deal. His work came to reflect a strong commitment to Keynesian economics and policy and to the broad welfare measures of the Roosevelt, Kennedy and Johnson years. He was not a compelling writer; in his books, however, this was more than compensated for by the solid competence of his research and preparation, his strongly compassionate views on welfare issues and his very evident desire to extend knowledge on a great range of subject matter.
    • John Kenneth Galbraith, "Harris, Seymour Edwin (1897–1975)", The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (Second Edition, 2008) edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume