Business History Review

Research Article

The Steel Industry and Price-Fixing During World War I

Robert D. Cuffa1 and Melvin I. Urofskya2

a1 Assistant Professor of History, York University

a2 Assistant Professor of History and Education, State University of New York, Albany


American entry into World War I presented complex problems in the adjustment of the private economy to the needs of a nation in crisis. Professors Cuff and Urofsky analyze the process by which the steel industry and the Wilson Administration reached a pragmatic accommodation on the regulation of wartime prices.