Beatrice N. Vaccara

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Beatrice N. Vaccara (died January 7, 1983) was an American economist and economic statistician who worked for the United States Department of Commerce as head of the Bureau of Industrial Economics.

Education and career[edit]

Vaccara was born in Brooklyn, earned a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College, and completed a master's degree at Columbia University, in economics. She worked at the United States Department of Agriculture and then, from 1954 to 1959, at the Brookings Institution, before joining the Department of Commerce. From 1977 to 1980 she worked at the United States Department of the Treasury before returning to Commerce to lead the Bureau of Industrial Economics.[1]

Books[edit]

Vaccara wrote Employment and Output in Protected Manufacturing Industries (Brookings Institution, 1960).[2] With Walter S. Salant, she was a coauthor of Import Liberalization and Employment: The Effects of Unilateral Reductions in United States Import Barriers (Brookings Institution, 1961).[3]

With John Whitefield Kendrick, she edited New Developments in Productivity Measurement and Analysis (University of Chicago Press, 1980).[4]

Recognition[edit]

Vaccara was a recipient of the Department of Commerce Gold Medal in 1974 and of the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award. In 1970, she became a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[1]

In 1983, the Business and Economic Statistics section of the American Statistical Association gave her their Julius Shiskin Award "for her major contributions to economic statistics including the development and application of input/output modeling and improvements to the system of business cycle indicators and for her leadership and direction of practical, policy oriented economic analysis."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beatrice N. Vaccara, 60, Dies", The Washington Post, January 8, 1983
  2. ^ Review of Employment and Output in Protected Manufacturing Industries:
  3. ^ Reviews of Import Liberalization and Employment:
    • Douty, H. M. (January 1962), "Import Liberalization and Employment: The Effects of Unilateral Reductions in United States Import Barriers by Walter S. Salant and Beatrice N. Vaccara", Crime and the American Penal System, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 339, pp. 234–235, JSTOR 1034393
    • Humphrey, Don (May 1962), "=Import Liberalization and Employment: The Effects of Unilateral Reductions in United States Import Barriers by Walter S. Salant and Beatrice N. Vaccara", The Review of Economics and Statistics, 44 (2): 230–231, doi:10.2307/1928213
  4. ^ Reviews of New Developments in Productivity Measurement and Analysis:
    • Norsworthy, J. R. (March 1981), "New Developments in Productivity Measurement and Analysis by John W. Kendrick and Beatrice N. Vaccara", Journal of Economic Literature, 19 (1): 118–120, JSTOR 2724260
    • Moroney, J. R. (July 1981), "New Developments in Productivity Measurement and Analysis by John W. Kendrick and Beatrice N. Vaccara", Southern Economic Journal, 48 (1): 263–265, doi:10.2307/1058637
    • Thirlwall, A. P. (August 1981), "Measurement and Interpretation of Productivity by National Academy of Sciences, Productivity in the United States: Trends and Cycles by John W. Kendrick and Elliot S. Grossman, and New Developments in Productivity Measurement and Analysis by John W. Kendrick and Beatrice W. Vaccara", Economica, 48 (191): 316–317, doi:10.2307/2552926
    • Hill, Peter (September 1981), "Productivity in the United States by John W. Kendrick and Elliot S. Grossman, and New Developments in Productivity Measurement and Analysis by John W. Kendrick and Beatrice N. Vaccara", The Economic Journal, 91 (363): 761–763, doi:10.2307/2232846
  5. ^ Julius Shiskin Award, Business and Economic Statistics section of the American Statistical Association, retrieved 2017-11-10

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