Nebraska Authors

Elmer Clark Bratt

Born 1901-11-12 Arapahoe, NE (USA)

Died 1970-11
Bethlehem, PA (USA)

Bethlehem, PA (USA)
Nisky Hill Cemetery

Places Lived

Arapahoe, NE
Lincoln, NE
Madison, WI
Bethlehem, PA
Washington, D.C.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1925, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree, 1926, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D., 1935, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


University Professor, Head of Economics Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Associate Dean for Research, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Director of Center for Business Econonomics
Chief Economic Analyst, United States Department of Commerce

Places Worked

United States Department of Commerce
United States Bureau of the Budget
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA


Fulbright Research Scholar in Ceylon, 1955-56
LL.D. from the University of Nebraska, 1955


American Economic Association
American Statistical Association
American Finance Association
Royal Economic Society
Cosmos Club


Business Cycles and Forecasting. 1937.
This Unbalanced World. 1940.
Business Forecasting. 1958.
Business Cycles and Forecasting. 1967.
Availability and Reliability of Inventory Data Needed to Study Economic Change. (Published in U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Hearings, date unknown)

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