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  What makes the second semester  final examination for Principles of Economics at Harvard in 1947-48 particularly interesting is that we probably discover there the introduction (at least to Harvard’s economics department) of that  art form known as the multiple choice question. For the sake of completeness I have transcribed the first semester final examination as

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  Between his professorships at Carnegie and MIT, Franco Modigliani briefly held a professorship at Northwestern. It appears that Northwestern could not be faulted in its pursuit and courtship of Modigliani, but one sees that Modigliani’s academic heart was left in Cambridge. He answered the call to MIT, undoubtedly leaving a broken hearted colleague or

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  Something inside of me continues to hope for this growing collection of historical economics examinations to attract comments that provide answers to the questions. But at least for now, I am at least adding to the digital historical record of economics education exam by exam and syllabus by syllabus. _______________________ CORE EXAMINATION Price Theory

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  Frank W. Taussig played a central role in Harvard’s economics at two important stages. He was the lecturer for the entry-level Principles of Economics course for undergraduates and the core economic theory course for graduate students. In addition he covered the field of international economics. The course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions

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    Harvard’s 1914-15 statistics course in the department of economics was open to both undergraduate and graduate students. It was taught by Harvard Ph.D. (1909) and assistant professor, Edmund Ezra Day. 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

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    Harvard’s accounting course was open to both undergraduate and graduate students. It was taught by the Harvard Ph.D. (1913) and instructor of economics, Joseph Stancliffe Davis. 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

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    “Economic and Financial History of the United States” was a course open to both undergraduate and graduate students at Harvard taught by Edwin F. Gay. 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

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    “European Industry and Commerce in the Nineteenth Century” was a course open to both undergraduate and graduate students at Harvard taught by Edwin F. Gay. 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

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    “Money, Banking, and Commercial Crises” was a course open to both undergraduate and graduate students at Harvard taught by Benjamin M. Anderson. 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 from

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