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  Filed away in the archived records of the University of Chicago’s Office of the President is a copy of a report from January 1925 from Miami University (Ohio) that was based on a survey of college and university professors to obtain a rank ordering of graduate programs in different fields. The following ordering for

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  Another catch in my trawling for exams, we have below two undergraduate comprehensive examinations from Princeton (1929 and 1932).  These exams were selected and published in a supplement to the Bulletin of the Association of American Colleges dedicated to the subject of comprehensive exams. The style of the questions is rather different from those seen

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  One of those serendipitous finds in rummaging through a department’s correspondence in search of one thing (curricular material in my case) is the artifact transcribed for this post, a c.v. submitted to the Harvard department of economics by a 27 or 28 year old Rockefeller Foundation fellow,  O. Albert Hirschmann. It is written in a

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  Here we have a memo written by member of the Columbia University economics department executive committee, Albert G. Hart, that presents the results of what appears to be his informal polling of the chairpersons of 21 departments. Fifteen of the departments provided the salary ranges at four different ranks. No further details are provided,

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  The Princeton course “International Economic Policies” was co-taught by Charles R. Whittlesey and Frank W. Fetter in 1934. Biographical material from their respective archival papers guides and the course syllabus are included in this post. ______________ Frank Whitson Fetter (1902-1992) 1899, May 22—Born, San Francisco, Calif. 1916—Graduate of Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ 1920 A.B.—Political

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    Frank Albert Fetter‘s son, Frank Whitson Fetter, taught money and banking at Princeton. Material from his undergraduate course Economics 401 for 1933-34 has been posted earlier. Following a short obituary for Frank Whitson Fetter, I have transcribed the course outlines and readings for his Banking (first semester) and Money (second semester) courses. I have

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  This post includes: A typed page of course readings for Friedrich August Lutz’s Princeton economics theory course from 1949-50, transcribed from Martin Shubik‘s course notes, have been augmented with handwritten additions found scattered throughout the notes (identified in italics); several handwritten lists of readings from later during the course. _____________________ Economics 501 Typed page

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  Today’s posting takes us to the money and banking course at Princeton taught by Frank W. Fetter in the first semester of the 1933-34 academic year. The course outline along with the reading assignments come from his papers at Duke’s Economists’ Papers Archive. I have tracked down the assignments and have provided links where

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  The following memo was found in the papers of the Harvard department of economics outlining the formal requirements for the award of a master’s degree in economics for ten other departments ca. 1935.  Harvard requirements for 1934-35 have been previously posted here at Economics in the Rear-View Mirror. ____________________ REQUIREMENTS FOR A.M. IN ECONOMICS

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