Birthplace Kenton, Ohio, USA.
Posts Held Prof., Univs. Leland, Stanford, Washington, Cornell, Harvard and London, 1902-29.
Degrees PhD Univ. Wisconsin, 1902.
Offeices Various advisory posts, US govt, the League of Nations; Member, Polit. Econ. Club; Prs., Section F, British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Publications Books: 1. Economic Problems New and Old (1927); 2. Analysis of Banking Statsistics for the United States (1928).
Articles: 1. `Increasing returns and economic progress', Economic Journal, 38, Dec. 1928.
Career His extremely wide qualifications, his practical work for government and his busy academic career left him no time for a major treatise. However, his published articles and his teaching ensured a great peputation for him among his contemporaties. Banking and currency were among the many specific areas on which he had worked, but before his early death he had begun a systematic treatise on economic theory.
Secondary Literature C. P. Blitch, `Allyn A. Young: a curious case of professional neglect', History of Political Economy , 15 (1), Spring 1983.