Lewis Henry Haney

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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.

Professor 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. 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 with a daughter and was an Episcopalian.

He 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)
  • Business Organization and Combination, (1913); 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 G Books II. vii. 204