Davis Rich Dewey
Born7 April 1858 Edit this on Wikidata
Died13 December 1942 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 84)

Davis Rich Dewey (April 7, 1858 – December 13, 1942) was an American economist and statistician.

He was born at Burlington, Vermont. Like his well-known younger brother, John Dewey, he was educated at the University of Vermont and Johns Hopkins University. He later became professor of economics and statistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was chairman of the Massachusetts state board on the question of the unemployed (1895), member of the Massachusetts commission on public, charitable, and reformatory interests (1897), special expert agent on wages for the 12th census, and member of a state commission (1904) on industrial relations.[1]

Dewey became managing editor of the American Economic Review in 1911. He wrote and published:

The primary library for the MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Department of Economics, and MIT Department of Political Science is named after Dewey.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dewey, Davis Rich". Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 139.