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Month: April 2017

    Economics in the Rear-View Mirror already has a posting of the list of readings by topic for Frank W. Taussig’s course at Harvard on taxation from the first term of 1897-98. He had taken over the course from Professor Charles Dunbar in the previous academic year. The examination questions for the final examination in

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    The course outline and readings for the two-semester graduate course on recent economic history taught at Harvard by Edwin Francis Gay were posted earlier. We can now add the questions from the final examination given at the end of the Spring term. This is thus far the most recent examination I’ve seen that has matter-of-factly

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  Sixty-five Harvard undergraduates were registered in the public finance course taught by department chair, Harold Hitchings Burbank, in the Spring semester of 1935-36. Again thanks to the Harvard archives of final examinations, I am able to pair the exam below to the course outline for public finance posted earlier. The 1907 Theodore Roosevelt quote in

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    While the Harvard archives collection of printed final examinations has a few serious gaps and is sometimes incomplete (especially with respect to the mid-year exams for year-long courses), it is truly a great resource, especially when the exams get paired to the corresponding syllabus/reading-list found elsewhere in the archives. I’m am now roughly a third

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  From the Harvard archives I have transcribed the final examinations for the both semesters of a two-semester course in graduate economic theory taught in 1947-48 by Edward H. Chamberlin. The syllabus/reading-list for that course was transcribed in an earlier posting. ___________________________   Enrollments 101a. Professor Chamberlin—Economic Theory, I (F). Total 84: of which 32 Graduates, 11 Seniors,

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  From the Harvard archive’s collection of final examinations I have transcribed the final examination for Charles J. Bullock’s Public Finance Course from June 1916. The course readings were transcribed for an earlier posting. A brief note on Bullock is found over at The History of Economic Thought website. _____________________________   Enrollment 8. Professor Bullock—Public

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  For new visitors to Economics in the Rear-view Mirror and as a reminder to everyone else, Sociology was not a distinct department at Harvard until the 1930s but instead was one field taught within the economics department. Today’s posting provides the examination questions for the final examination in Thomas Nixon Carver’s course  “Principles of Sociology” from

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These examination questions from Thomas Nixon Carver’s course “The Single Tax, Socialism, Anarchism” come from June 1920. The corresponding list of course readings for that year have been posted already here at Economics in the Rear-View Mirror.   _________________________ Course Enrollment 7b 2hf. Professor Carver—The Single Tax, Socialism, Anarchism. Total 78: of which 10

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  A rough outline with assigned readings was posted during the early days of Economics in the Rear-View Mirror for Frank W. Taussig’s year long graduate economic theory course for 1923-24. Here we add both the enrollment figures as well as the examinations for mid-year (February 1924) and the final (June 1924). ____________________________ Course Enrollment

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My original enthusiasm for the trove of old Harvard economics examinations was slightly dampened when I noticed that mid-year examinations (i.e. in February) for full-year courses were not apparently included in the collections I saw during my recent archival visit. Today’s posting provides only the June examination questions for the second semester of Edward H. Chamberlin’s two-semester

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