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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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____________________________ In preparing the previous post that transcribed the honours examination for money, credit and prices at the University of Toronto in 1933, I discovered that the annual calendar of the University provided an excellent overview of the economics curriculum that included short course descriptions along with brief reference bibliographies for each of the courses.

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This post assembles five articles on German universities published by one of the founders of the American Economic Association, its twelfth president Edmund Janes James who like many of his contemporaries received his training in economics in Germany. It is interesting to see how in the 1880’s “Seminar” was italicized as a foreign word. Visitors

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Slightly over eleven pages of bibliography for two courses offered in the Fall Quarter of 1940 by Frank Knight on Economics and Social Policy (we would probably say “Public Policy” now) and the Ethics of Social Reform are found in an economics department folder in the papers of the University of Chicago President, Robert Maynard

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In checking a reference using Google, I serendipitously stumbled upon the following pages at FRASER: Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System Collection>Bibliographies: Harvard University Reading Lists (1950-1955), Entry 168, Box 10, Folder 5. A pdf file can be downloaded for the following two reading lists: Economics 248. Fiscal Policy Seminar (1955/56) of

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I stumbled across the following excellent bibliographic essay in preparing the previous posting for Dewing and Opie’s 1929 Harvard course, “Economics of Corporations”. The essay provides coverage of the American literature, as well as that of the English, German and French, on the subjects of trusts and cartels, the economic theory of monopoly and regulation

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I am constantly on the lookout for additions to my Rare-Book Reading Room. Figured the bibliographic preface to Schumpeter’s Economic Doctrine and Method might be a good place to check. Sure enough, the very first item mentioned there turned out to be pure gold.  The good people at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preußischer Kulturbesitz have put into the creative commons

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This is the second batch of material I post from Guy Henderson Orcutt’s undergraduate course Economics 110 at Harvard. His bibliography on the scientific method was included in the previous posting. A four item reading list for Economics 110 in 1949-50 and a selective reading list (Part I, no part II in the folder) for the

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