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  Many economists are sharing their personal memories of Kenneth Arrow. Today I’ll just share the photo heading this post that I took on August 22, 2011, one day before his 90th birthday. Taking a break from working in the Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford, I visited Kenneth Arrow in his office to interview him about his own graduate education and memories of

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It all began as a humble search for a single mosaic tile — where did Simon James McLean study before going to the University of Chicago and becoming one of its first four Ph.D.’s in Political Economy? Before getting an answer to that question, I uncovered many other details of a life begun in Brooklyn (1871) with

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In 1892 Amos G. Warner (1861-1900) was hired as the head of the newly established Department of Economics and Social Science at Stanford. A sketch of his biography is found in the eulogies reported at his memorial service at Stanford.  This is followed by an outline with readings for a course of lectures he held at

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It took about three years (1891-92 to 1893-94) for the Leland Stanford Junior University to put together full course offerings in economics and social science. In today’s posting I have included the first three years of official announcements along with c.v. information of the faculty involved. Note that the listing for the academic year 1892-93 is merely a

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Having most recently posted brief histories of the behavioral sciences as reported by Harvard and Chicago to a larger Ford Foundation Project that was completed 1953-4, I simply couldn’t resist going the extra mile to add the corresponding chapter for Stanford University’s contribution to the project here. I have added boldface to highlight economics-specific information

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