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Clarence Philbrook

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

Clarence Philbrook

Clarence Philbrook (1909–1978) received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1947. He was professor of economics at the University of North Carolina from 1947 until 1975. Philbrook published a number of thoughtful, spirited articles in the Southern Economic Journal (see, e.g., the January 1953, April 1953, October 1954, April 1957, October 1957, and January 1961 issues), including the one reproduced here with permission of the Southern Economic Association, ©1953 (“Capitalism and the Rule of Love,” SEJ 19(4), April: 458-466). Also in 1953 he published an article in the American Economic Review, an article still read by some today, “‘Realism’ in Policy Espousal” (AER 43(5), December: 846-859). From 1959 to 1969 Philbrook was treasurer of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Photograph courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.