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Month: May 2015

Since first posting this course syllabus I have found a copy of the examination questions for the final exam given at the end of the second term in June 1939. ______________________ Welcome to my blog, Economics in the Rear-View Mirror. If you find this posting interesting, here is the list of “artifacts” from the history of economics I

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GRADUATE SCHOOL SPECIAL LECTURES ON ECONOMICS DELIVERED BEFORE THE GRADUATE SCHOOL FEBRUARY – MARCH 1930 WASHINGTON, D. C. 1930   Contents: The following lectures were delivered before the students of the Graduate School in February and March 1930, and are issued in this form for present and former students of

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Note: Economics 2, “Economic Theory in the Nineteenth Century,” was taught by Assistant Professor Thomas Nixon Carver in 1900-01, his first year at Harvard ECONOMICS 2. _______________ Topics and references for first half-year. Starred references are prescribed. _______________ I. VALUE. 1.    Adam Smith. Wealth of Nations. Book I. Chs. 5, 6, and 7. 2.

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DIVISION OF HISTORY, GOVERNMENT, AND ECONOMICS 1911-12 FIRST EDITION OFFICIAL REGISTER OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY VOLUME VIII             JUNE 15, 1911          NUMBER 23 Published by Harvard University CAMBRIDGE, MASS.     DIVISION OF HISTORY, GOVERNMENT, AND ECONOMICS The Division of History, Government, and Economics is one of the eighteen Divisions of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It comprises the Departments

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For a Ph.D. in Political Science (that was awarded for government and economics) candidates to demonstrate a “good knowledge” in examination on seven subjects of twelve listed, only three of which economics. Only sections directly bearing on economics included here. Entire document can be downloaded here. _________________________ Harvard University FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DIVISION

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HUGO RICHARD MEYER Attended Harvard 1884-85, 1888-92, A.B. 1892 (’93); Graduate School 1892-97, A.M. 1894. Was instructor in economics at Harvard from 1896 to 1903; lecturer on economics, 1903-04. Meyer does not reply to the Secretary’s letters. The following information is kindly supplied by a member of the class: “After leaving Harvard, Meyer spent six

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CHARLES BEARDSLEY, JR. At Burlington, Iowa, 1892-93. In Graduate School, Harvard, 1893-94. Instructor in Economics, State University of Iowa, since September, 1894. Member of American Academy of Political and Social Science. Published “Effects of an Eight Hours’ Day on Wages and the Unemployed,” in Quarterly Journal of Economics, July, 1895. Source: Secretary’s Report Harvard Class of 1892, No. II.

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CARLOS CARLETON CLOSSON. Studied in Harvard Graduate School, and received A.M. in 1893. Travelled and studied abroad. Now instructor in Political Economy, Univ. of Chicago. Married, Aug. 20, 1895, to Sophie Merz, at Boston. Secretary’s Report Harvard Class of 1892, No. II. Andover Press, 1896, p. 25.   ****************************************** CARLOS CARLETON CLOSSON Son of Carlos Carleton

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GEORGE OLE VIRTUE. “1892-94, Harvard Graduate School. 1894-95, instructor in Political Economy in Harvard. At present tutor in Political Economy in the University Extension Department of the University of Chicago.” Received Harvard A. M. in 1893. Is a member of the American Economic Association. Author of “Gold Shipments,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, July, 1892;

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