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Month: December 2015

Arthur Eli Monroe was a 100% Harvard man from his undergraduate days through his retirement: a member of the Harvard class of 1908; at various times (senior) lecturer and (senior) tutor of economics in Kirkland House; held the rank of assistant professor of economics from 1922/23 through 1927-28; and served as managing editor of the

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A later memoir composed by E. R. A. Seligman was published in 1929 in German: Felix Meiner, ed.  Die Volkswirtschaftslehre der Gegenwart: Selbstdarstellungen, Leipzig. According the U.S. Library of Congress record, three volumes were originally projected in this series. It appears that only two were ever published. : Eduard Bernstein, Karl Diehl, Heinrich Herkner, Karl Kautsky, Robert Liefmann, Heinrich Pesch

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The following bibliography comes from the revised version of the University of Chicago Ph.D. dissertation of the Canadian, Oscar D. Skelton (1878-1941), that was awarded the Hart, Schaffner and Marx prize in 1908. The prize committee was composed of  J. Laurence Laughlin of the University of Chicago (chair), J.B. Clark of Columbia University, Henry C. Adams of the

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 The inspiration for the research workshop goes back to the German tradition of the research seminar for which the English word “seminary” was used. A sole economics seminary was announced at Harvard for the period 1892-1933 according to the annual Announcement of Courses of Instructions. One presumes the division of workshops is limited by the extent of the

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While it is easy to find extensive biographical information for Irving Fisher, I am posting this item from the second volume of Universities and their Sons (1899), mostly for the picture of this young, newly minted, 32 year-old full professor of political economy at Yale. We see that middle-aged Irving Fisher’s more than passing resemblance to Col.

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Academic economics and sociology were much more like siblings than kissing-cousins at the turn of the twentieth century. Long a vice-president of the American Economic Association, Franklin H. Giddings  went on to become a president of the American Sociological Association.  Frank H. Hankins wrote the entry on Franklin H. Giddings for the International Encyclopedia of the Social

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A few years before there was an Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) to provide a research grant that allowed me to begin my archival project, I happened to visit my sister’s family living in Cary, North Carolina. I had somehow stumbled across a reference to the Patinkin papers archived at the Economists’ Papers Project at Duke

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President of Yale and former Professor of Political Economy, Arthur T. Hadley provides guidance to reading in the social sciences in the literature survey of this posting. It was published as one of six papers in a volume “based upon lectures arranged by the American Society for the Extension of University Teaching, and delivered in

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HADLEY, Arthur Twining, 1856- Born in New Haven, Conn, 1856; fitted for College at Hopkins Grammar School; A.B. Yale, 1876; studied political science for a year at Yale, and history and political science at the University of Berlin, 1877-79; Tutor at Yale, principally in German, 1879-83: University Lecturer on Railroad Administration, 1883-86; Professor of Political

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