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    Another copy of the following brief memoir by the first head of the University of Chicago’s department of political economy is found in the Goodspeed papers at the University of Chicago Archives. The copy transcribed in this post comes from a copy in J. Laurence Laughlin’s papers at the Library of Congress. As persuasive

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    In an earlier post I provided the course outline and readings for the first money and banking courses taught by Albert Gailord Hart during the depths of the Great Depression. Today’s post provides transcriptions of the final examination questions for the course. Interesting to note that the course final exam was spread over two days

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  Link to: COLLECTED WORKS OF MILTON FRIEDMAN Formerly known as Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple This website is dedicated to the work of Nobel laureate and Hoover Institution fellow Milton Friedman. It contains more than 1,400 digital items, spanning seventy-seven years, including: Transcripts from the Collected Works of Milton Friedman Project, a collection of

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  Visitors to Economics in the Rear-view Mirror today have a special treat: the very first artifact in a gallery of this virtual museum dedicated to the many wing-nuts who have felt a calling to reveal the true error(s) in the ways of economists.  At the Hoover Archives I found some fascinating letters written to the Foundation for Economic Education’s chief

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    Today’s post is provides an undated reading list, a partial course outline and the preliminary motivating statement for an intermediate level undergraduate course in economic theory targeted to non-majors in the University of Chicago’s Division of Social Sciences. This material was found in a folder in George Stigler’s papers. He was a student at the University of Chicago

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  This post is a fairly straightforward pair of memos from 1968 that provide a chronology of the foreign language requirement for the Ph.D. in the Division of Social Sciences from 1931 to 1968 as well as a particular substitution of additional foreign language training for matrix algebra in 1968. Language requirements at Columbia in 1950. ___________________________ January

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  The first four pages of written notes taken by Milton Friedman for Jacob Viner’s course, International Trade and Finance, provide something of a course syllabus and list of suggested reading assignments. The notes are undated but in his civil service job applications, Friedman provided a list of courses by university, semester or quarter and

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