In January 1946, Robert Nathan established the eponymous firm Robert R. Nathan Associates, Inc. Nathan Associates conducted business in matters related to economics with a history of working in economic development, rebuilding, policy, analysis, and related areas. "By the 1960s, the firm had emerged as a leader in developing master plans for economic growth, sometimes spending years in a country. In Afghanistan from 1961 to 1976, the firm helped the Ministry of Planning evaluate economic and social development plans and coordinate economic policies, eventually receiving an award for outstanding service from the king of Afghanistan." From http://www.nathaninc.com/company/history.
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Scope and Contents Nathan Associates evaluated and prepared three sets of 5-year national economic plans in Afghanistan in 1961-1976. The firm also helped to coordinate national policies as part of its advisory role. The records of Nathan Associates span a variety of fields including industry, agriculture, and banking and include correspondence, financial documents, reports, meeting notes, and related material.