Lewis Henry Haney

Lewis Henry Haney (March 30, 1882 – July 1, 1969) was a conservative American economist,[1][2] professor, and economic columnist. He was born in Eureka, Illinois, and educated at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois. He received a B.A. and M.A. from Dartmouth College. Ned

Lewis H. Haney
Born(1882-03-30)March 30, 1882
DiedJuly 1, 1969(1969-07-01) (aged 87)
InstitutionsNew York University
University of Texas at Austin
Alma materIllinois Wesleyan University
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Richard T. Ely
Balthasar H. Meyer

Haney lectured at New York University in 1908, afterwards teaching at the universities of Iowa and Michigan, and was a professor of economics at the University of Texas. In 1920, he became director of the New York University Bureau of Business Research and professor of economics. In 1921 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[3] He was a syndicated columnist on economics for many years; a conservative, he attacked many aspects of the New Deal. He retired from teaching in 1955.

He was married twice, fathering one daughter, Hope Haney West. His first wife was Anna Meta Stephenson. His second wife was Louise Olivier Thion.

He was an Episcopalian and died of a stroke in Roslyn, New York.


  • A Congressional History of Railways, (volume i, 1908; volume ii, 1910)
  • History of Economic Thought, (1911, revised edition, 1919)[4]
  • Business Organization and Combination, (1913);[5] and various articles on economic subjects for periodicals.


  1. ^ Witzel, Morgen (2005). The encyclopedia of the history of American management. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 246. ISBN 978-1-84371-131-5.
  2. ^ W. Stark & C. M. A. Clark, History & Historians of Political Economy II. vii. 204
  3. ^ List of ASA Fellows, retrieved 2016-07-16.
  4. ^ Lewis Henry Haney (1920). History of Economic Thought: A Critical Account of the Origin and Development of the Economic Theories of the Leading Thinkers in the Leading Nations. Macmillan.
  5. ^ Lewis Henry Haney (1914). Business Organization and Combination: An Analysis of the Evolution and Nature of Business Organization in the United States and a Tentative Solution of the Corporation and Trust Problems. Macmillan.