Advice to Herbert Bab for Making Contacts with Economists in the United States

John Maynard Keynes

[A letter dated 10 October, 1938]

I am sorry to have missed you, but you were probably prudent to expedite your departure. Best wishes in New York. It is not very easy to give you introductions without knowing what purpose you have in view. I suggest that you should feel at liberty to give my name as a reference when any question arises of that being useful. As regards introductions, I suggest that you might call on Professor Alvin Johnson at the New School of Social Research and tell him that I suggested you should do so. I think you would find it useful to get in touch with his circle there, which I believe you would find more enjoyable and compatible than the people at Columbia....,"