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Month: August 2017

    Benjamin Anderson, Jr. took over the sociology course open to both undergraduate and graduate students from Thomas Nixon Carver at Harvard for 1914-15. The course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions come from three different sources, all of which are available on-line. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting corresponding material

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    This course on agricultural economics taught at Harvard during the first term of the 1914-15 academic year by Thomas Nixon Carver  was open for both undergraduate and graduate students. During the second term Carver taught a graduate course on agricultural economics focussing on American agriculture. The course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination

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    Frank W. Taussig was the dominant figure in the Harvard economics department up to his retirement in 1935, having been a member of the faculty for over a half century. This posting contains the course announcement for Taussig’s core graduate economic theory course from 1914-15, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions (for both

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    Thomas Nixon Carver was originally hired by Harvard as a theorist. His teaching portfolio grew to include courses in sociology, agricultural economics, and social reform schemes as well. This posting contains the course announcement for Carver’s graduate “Scope and Methods” course from 1914-15, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions. This information comes from

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    Edmund Ezra Day mostly taught statistics at Harvard during his years on the faculty from 1910 to 1923 before going off to Michigan and Cornell. This posting contains the course announcement for 1914-15, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions for his graduate statistics course. This information comes from three different sources, all of

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    Charles Jesse Bullock taught history of economics and public finance at Harvard during the first third of the twentieth century. This posting contains the course announcement for 1914-15, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions for his graduate course on the early history of economics through classical economics. This information comes from three different sources,

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    Charles Jesse Bullock taught public finance and the history of economics at Harvard during the first third of the twentieth century. This posting contains the course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions for his graduate course in public finance from 1914-15. The information come from three different sources, all of which are available

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    Judging from the course description and from many of the exam questions below, the Harvard assistant professor, Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr., used his graduate economic theory course in 1914-15 to continue work on theoretical issues that he had investigated in his prize-winning Columbia University dissertation, Social Value–A Study in Economic Theory, Critical and

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  This course on agricultural economics taught at Harvard during the second term of the 1914-15 academic year by Thomas Nixon Carver was listed in the course catalogue under “Applied Economics”, primarily for graduate students. The course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions come from three different sources, all of which are available on-line.

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  Today’s posting takes us to the money and banking course at Princeton taught by Frank W. Fetter in the first semester of the 1933-34 academic year. The course outline along with the reading assignments come from his papers at Duke’s Economists’ Papers Archive. I have tracked down the assignments and have provided links where

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