HOLLANDER, Jacob Harry, American economist: b. Baltimore, Md., 23 July 1871. He was educated in the Baltimore schools and grad uated from Johns Hopkins University in 1E91, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1894. His ability as economist and financier was soon recognized, and he became associate professor of finance at Johns Hopkins. In 1897 he was appointed sec retary of the Bimetallic Commission abroad and was chosen chairman of the Baltimore munici pal lighting commission in 1900. In the same year the Secretary of War appointed him special commissioner to revise the laws relating to taxation in Puerto Rico, and while engaged in this service he was made treasurer of Puerto Rico by President McKinley. He devised and put into operation the present revenue system of the island. In 1904 he was special agent on taxation in the Indian Territory for the Department of the Interior. In 1905 he was sent by President Roosevelt to the Dominican Republic as special commissioner to investigate its public debt. Later, as special
commissioner plenipotentiary to Santo Domingo (1905-06), and as financial adviser of the Do minican republic (1908-10), he planned and carried out the readjustment of the public debt of that country. Since 1904 he has been pro fessor of political economy in the Johns Hop kins University. He is the author of various books and monographs on economic and finan cial subjects, including 'The Cincinnati South ern Railway: A Study in Municipal Activity' 'The Financial History of Baltimore' 899) ; S tud i es in State Taxation> (1900) Report on the Debt of Santo Domingo' (1906) ; 'David Ricardo: A Centenary Esti mate' (1910). He edited the 'Letters of David Ricardo to J. R. McCulloch' (1895) and to Trower' (1899).