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  Today’s post is the last of three devoted to the year long graduate sequence “Principles of Money and Banking” taught by Alvin H. Hansen, John H. Williams, and Richard M. Goodwin (second semester) at Harvard in 1946-47.  The thirteen typed pages (!) of “General Reference Reading” for both semesters has been transcribed below. The

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      Evsey Domar was hired at Johns Hopkins in 1948. This posting provides a convenient list of the greatest (English language) hits in the macroeconomics of fiscal policy at mid-twentieth century. ___________________________________   Course Announcement Fiscal Policy 627-628. Associate Professor Domar. Two hours weekly through the year. Fiscal policy as an instrument of

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  In one of the folders containing economics course reading lists in the Harvard University Archives, I found a single sheet of paper with a typed list of books in the Harvard College economics tutorial office (a hand-written note above the list: “1926-27 or 1927-28”). Beginning with the Class of 1917, a general examination of candidates

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    The Johns Hopkins Ph.D., Henry Ludwell Moore, was a pioneer in the application of statistics to neoclassical economics. His most famous students were Paul H. Douglas and Henry Schultz.  ______________________ HENRY LUDWELL MOORE 1869- A.B., Randolph-Macon, 1892; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1896. Instructor in Economics, 1896-1897, Lecturer in Political Economy, Johns

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    For an earlier posting I transcribed a core list of references for the course on mathematical economics, Economics 402, taught by Henry Schultz at the University of Chicago during the Spring quarter, 1932. That list was found in the papers of Albert G. Hart in the Columbia University archives. A virtually identical core list of references was found

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    The collection of artifacts here at Economics in the Rear-view Mirror has grown sufficiently large that part of my self-imposed curation duties now include adding postings to link back to some earlier postings that perhaps newer visitors and subscribers have yet to discover. One such underused resource in my opinion is the  list of items “Recommended Teacher’s

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    One page containing the course bibliographies for the topics “Urban Rent” and “Broader Aspects of Rent” from Economics 7b, Theories of Value and Distribution, jointly offered by Frank W. Taussig, Joseph A. Schumpeter and Alan R. Sweezy was found in the collection of course syllabi and reading lists in the Harvard Archives. One

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    While undated, the following set of recommended books by field appears to have been put together for Harvard economics tutors in 1951. This set was found in a separate folder in Professor Alvin Hansen’s papers in the Harvard University Archives (a dozen typed pages, stapled). ________________________________ SUGGESTED READING FOR TUTORIAL These readings are intended

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    Warren M. Persons was an index number cruncher in the tradition of Irving Fisher and Wesley Clair Mitchell. As a guest professor at Harvard from Colorado College, he taught a course on the theory of business cycles (Economics 35) during the Winter term of the academic year 1916-17. Later as a member of

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