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  The reading lists and exams for Schumpeter’s graduate economic theory course in 1935-36 have been posted earlier (the year Paul Samuelson took the course). It is worth noting that Keynes and the General Theory (at least Chapters 11, 13-16) were added to the readings for the second term of 1936-37. __________________________ Course Announcement, 1936-37

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    For nine Harvard economics Ph.D. candidates this posting provides information about their respective academic backgrounds, the six subjects of their general examinations along with the names of the examiners, their special subject, thesis title and advisor(s) (where available). ________________________________________ DIVISION OF HISTORY, GOVERNMENT, AND ECONOMICS EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF PH.D. 1918-19 Notice

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  Besides the general university regulations governing the award of a Ph.D. degree, specific departmental rules evolve as a matter of case-law decided committee meeting by committee meeting and/or departmental meeting by departmental meeting. In the summer of 1968 the Harvard chairman of economics, Professor Richard Caves, offered the following codification of specific economics practice.

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  While economics course examination questions are relatively abundant at Harvard, field examinations for Ph.D. candidates are not so common. The following is transcribed from a carbon-copy found in a departmental folder labeled “1935-37-38-42”.  Judging from the questions, I might have guessed the exam would have come earlier than the late 1930s. At least for

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  This posting was prepared at the INET Festival for New Economic Thinking in Edinburgh (October 19-20, 2017). It turned out to be a nice case-study of preparing an artifact for Economics in the Rear-view Mirror. Edward Dana Durand was a Cornell Ph.D. in economics and statistics who was to go on to be a director

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  Abram Bergson was the venerable dean of Soviet economic studies in the United States. During my undergraduate and graduate days, I was assigned in four different courses one chapter from his magnum opus, The real national income of Soviet Russia since 1928 (Cambridge, Harvard, University Press, 1961). In that chapter Bergson provided an exposition

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    The Harvard Crimson has a really useful search function that can get you a student’s perspective on undergraduate economics education in Harvard’s ivy-covered (well, sometimes) lecture halls. I added links to courses and professors for a bit of value-added. Otherwise the article speaks for itself. _______________________ The Harvard Crimson April 22, 1953 Economics

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