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  One of the duller parts of my project that covers roughly a century’s development (1870-1970) of undergraduate and graduate economics education is gathering information on the nuts-and-bolts of curriculum structure. Today, looking at a report of the Faculty of Political Science published in the December 1898 issue of Columbia University Quarterly, I saw the announcement

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  This post provides enrollment data, course outline, reading assignments and final examination questions for Alvin H. Hansen‘s undergraduate economics course on business cycles  for the first semester of the Harvard 1948-49 academic year. The 1950-51 course outline only differs with respect to a few items. Beginning 1951-52 the material for this course was swept into

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  This post is a cross between “get to know an economics Ph.D. alumnus (Harvard)” and a deposit into the data bank of old exams. For three years at the end of the 19th century Guy Stevens Callender taught U.S. economic history at Harvard where he received a Ph.D. in 1897.  He ultimately went on

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  This seminar reading list and reports was probably typed by Wolfgang Stolper himself and given to a (the?) departmental secretary for preparing 25 mimeographed copies to distribute. While this typed seminar outline has no date, at least judging from the last item to be reported on, William Beveridge’s Full Employment in a Free Society,

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  In the U.S. Library of Congress I came across a collection of the Cambridge University Economics Tripos examinations for 1931-1933. In an earlier post I provided transcriptions of the 1931 exams. This post provides the 21 examinations for 1932. For a later post I’ll transcribe the 1933 exams. ___________________ PART I. Monday, May 30, 1932.

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  One of those serendipitous finds in rummaging through a department’s correspondence in search of one thing (curricular material in my case) is the artifact transcribed for this post, a c.v. submitted to the Harvard department of economics by a 27 or 28 year old Rockefeller Foundation fellow,  O. Albert Hirschmann. It is written in a

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  The following syllabus for Gardner Ackley’s 1958 course on Keynesian macroeconomics was found in the Martin Bronfenbrenner Papers at the Economists’ Papers Archive at Duke University. I have added three short biographical items for this midwestern economist who served as chairman of President Johnson’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1964-68.  __________________ GARDNER ACKLEY Minute of

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