Lewis Henry Haney

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Lewis H. Haney
Born (1882-03-30)March 30, 1882
Eureka, Illinois
Died July 1, 1969(1969-07-01) (aged 87)
Roslyn, New York
Nationality American
Institutions New York University
University of Texas at Austin
Alma mater Illinois Wesleyan University
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Richard T. Ely
Balthasar H. Meyer

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.

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 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)[4]
  • Business Organization and Combination, (1913);[5]and various articles on economic subjects for periodicals.