Case | HBS Case Collection | November 1997

Herbert Hoover (B)

by Louis T. Wells Jr.

Abstract

Presents a character sketch of Herbert Hoover, along with Hoover's views on the cause of the Great Depression of the 1930s. Illustrates the political economy of the period and presents different interpretations of the course of the Great Depression. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Economic Slowdown and Stagnation; Financial Crisis; Government and Politics; Personal Characteristics;

Citation:

Wells, Louis T., Jr. "Herbert Hoover (B)." Harvard Business School Case 798-042, November 1997.