Paul Homan

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Paul Homan
Paul Thomas Homan

Alma materWillamette College
University of Oxford
Brookings Institution
Known forProfessor of economics at Cornell University, 1929-47
Matilda Etches
(m. 1950; his death 1969)

Paul Thomas Homan (1893-1969) was an American economist, professor of economics at Cornell University from 1929 to 1947.

Early life[edit]

Homan was born in Indianola, Iowa.[1]

Homan earned bachelor's degrees from Willamette College, and with a Rhodes Scholarship, the University of Oxford, graduating in 1919.[1] He earned a PhD at the Brookings Institution in 1926.[1]


Homan was instructor in economics at Washington University in St. Louis (1923–25), Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley (1926–27), Assistant Professor of Economics (1927–29) and Professor (1929-47) at Cornell University.[1]

From 1941 to 1952, he was managing editor of the American Economic Review.[1]

His papers are held at the University of Sussex, England, and were donated in 1969 by his wife, Matilda Etches Homan.[2]


  • Contemporary economic thought (1928)[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1950, he married British fashion designer Matilda Etches, her second marriage.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Homan, Paul T. (Paul Thomas), 1893-1969 @ SNAC". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ "University of Sussex Library Special Collections: Paul Homan Papers". Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Unmaking Things 2013-14 - Matilda Etches: A re-discovery of a forgotten couturier". Retrieved 4 August 2018.