Frank W. Taussig only offered this intermediate level economic theory course twice. It was sandwiched in between his principles of economics course and the graduate economic theory course. ____________________ Course Description, 1917-18 7a 1hf. Economic Theory . Half-course (first half-year). Tu., Th., at 2.30, and (at the pleasure
Exams for the first term of the two term sequence of sociology (“Analytical Sociology) were transcribed for the previous post. ________________ Course Description 1916-17 18b 2hf. Historical Sociology. Half-course (second half-year). Tu., Th., and (at the pleasure of the instructor) Sat., at 2.30. Asst. Professor Anderson. The course will involve a study of the
This post, besides providing information for a course in the Harvard economics curriculum during the early 20th century, also serves as a gentle reminder just how long academic sociology in the United States was treated as a subfield within the discipline of economics. In 1914-15, Assistant professor Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr. taught the sociology course
If my extremely fuzzy recollection of the graduate course in American economic history taught at Yale in the spring semester of 1972 by William Parker and Paul Joskow is to be trusted, many if not most of the readings came from these two texts: American Economic Growth: An Economist’s History of the United States, Lance E.
Today’s artifacts come from the roaring ’20s. Besides his courses in economic theory, Allyn A. Young taught a year long course at Harvard, “Money, Banking and Commercial Crises”. Before presenting enrollment figures and the exams for Young’s Economics 3, I have assembled a chronology that identifies the course instructors over the entire period 1911-1946. Links
In earlier posts I provided transcriptions of the course outline and readings and the final examination questions for Martin Weitzman’s 1974 course on resource allocation and the price system that was the second of four half-term courses that made up the required core graduate microeconomic theory sequence at M.I.T. back then. In the approximately
Something I find particularly interesting in the following five exams is that the second course in political economy at Oxford in 1902 was based upon the American textbook, Political Economy, by Francis A. Walker. ________________ SECOND PUBLIC EXAMINATION. Pass School. Group B. 3. Political Economy. I. Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. Time allowed—3 Hours. “Why
In Milton Friedman’s papers at the Hoover Institution Archives are filed copies of three preliminary exams for graduate students in economics from the Winter Quarter of 1969. Recent posts featured the transcriptions of the price theory prelim and the macroeconomics prelim ( or “income, employment and price level” as was the Chicago wont to
The price theory prelim for 1969 at Chicago was transcribed for the previous post. Today’s post gives us the 1969 prelim examination questions for core macroeconomics (in Chicago speak of the day: “Theory of Income, Employment and Price Level”). The M.I.T. general macroeconomic exams for 1959-1971 were transcribed and collected into a single post.
For comparison’s sake, here are the questions for the price theory prelim exam at the University of Chicago in 1964. _________________ PRICE THEORY Preliminary Examination for the Ph.D. and the A. M. Degree Winter Quarter, 1969 WRITE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON YOUR EXAMINATION PAPER: Your code number and NOT your name Name of examination