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  Following his series Citizen’s Library of Economics, Political Science and Sociology, Richard Ely of the University of Wisconsin then served as general editor for the series of social science textbooks published by Macmillan into the 1930s. I have been able to provide links to all but two of the titles (and the 1937 edition

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    Economics served as a pioneer for the introduction of the division examination in a major field as a degree requirement. It is interesting to note that this additional requirement appears to have reduced the number of economics majors. “Beginning in 1914, all students “concentrating” in the division of history, government, and economics, have

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    Frank Albert Fetter‘s son, Frank Whitson Fetter, taught money and banking at Princeton. Material from his undergraduate course Economics 401 for 1933-34 has been posted earlier. Following a short obituary for Frank Whitson Fetter, I have transcribed the course outlines and readings for his Banking (first semester) and Money (second semester) courses. I have

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    In 1948-49 Economics 1 replaced Economics A as the introductory course at Harvard. Really quite striking from today’s perspective are the economic history and history of economics questions from the first term and the Soviet planning questions in the second terms. You really have to be an old comparative economics researcher (or native

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  While Frank Taussig was off serving the country as the chairman of the United States Tariff Commission, his advanced economic theory course (Economics 11) was jointly taught by his colleagues Charles Bullock and Thomas Nixon Carver. The Harvard Archives collection of final examinations only has the June final examinations that are transcribed below, i.e.,

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  Information about economics courses offered for women by Harvard professors before Radcliffe College officially came into existence (1879-1893) were included in an earlier post. Today’s post provides course descriptions for the four course offerings in economics in Radcliffe’s first year of existence. Besides the obvious interest for the intersection of gender and history of

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    Examination questions spanning just over a half-century can be found in Frank Taussig’s personal scrapbook of cut-and-pasted semester examinations for his entire Harvard career. Until Schumpeter took over the core economic theory course from Taussig in 1935, Taussig’s course covering economic theory and its history was a part of almost every properly educated

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  The death of the benefactor of Harvard’s Department of Social Ethics, Alfred Tredway White (1846-1921), provided the Harvard Alumni Bulletin an opportunity to review the history of the origins and progress of the interdisciplinary Department of Social Ethics established in 1905 which could trace some of its roots to the sociology course offerings of the

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