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The following course outline and syllabus come from the second term of a two term course in collective bargaining and public policy offered by John Dunlop at Harvard in 1947-48.  Material for the first term was posted earlier. The final examination questions for both terms will be posted soon. ______________________________ Course Enrollment 81b. Associate Professor Dunlop.–Public Policy and

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  In Robert Solow’s papers at Duke University I found the following “cut-and-paste” draft of a reading list for a course in applied price theory. That course, 14.144 (Applied Price Theory),  did not appear in the MIT course catalogue until the 1972/73 academic year, though it is conceivable and even likely that the topics course for 1971 was renamed and built

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After a glorious three week archive/library tour that has taken me from the Library of Congress in Washington to the Harvard Archives to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library to the Johns Hopkins Archives and back to the Library of Congress, I have time before my flight back to Berlin for a post. Less than

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  The frequency of posting has been reduced during this three week trip to archives for more material. From yesterday’s haul from the Harvard archives I have transcribed the syllabus for an industrial organization and regulation course taught at mid-century by Edward S. Mason and Carl Kaysen. __________________ Economics 261 (formerly Economics 161a and 162b). Business Organization

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    The last time Economics 1 was offered as a year course (1939-40), it was taught by Professor Chamberlin, Associate Professor Leontief and Instructor O.H. Taylor. Starting in the academic year 1940-41, Economics 1 was split into the two semester courses Economics 1a (Chamberlin: Economic Theory) and 1b (O.H.Taylor: Intellectual Background of Economic Thought). Two years

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    The last time the undergraduate course Economics 1 (Economic Theory) was offered as a full year course (1939-40), it was taught as an honors course by Professor Edward Chamberlin, Associate Professor Wassily Leontief and Instructor O.H. Taylor. Starting in the academic year 1940-41, Harvard’s Economics 1 was split into back-to-back semester courses Economics 1a (Chamberlin: Economic Theory) and

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    In the previous post we have the syllabus for the summer course Economics 150 (Economic Theory) taught by James S. Earley in 1940. It is interesting to compare that syllabus with the reading assignments transcribed below for the same course as taught by Milton Friedman at the University of Wisconsin sometime during the academic year

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  James S. Earley was an assistant professor of economics on leave from the University of Wisconsin during Milton Friedman’s year in Madison, 1940-41. The syllabus for his course transcribed for this post was found in Milton Friedman’s papers along with Friedman’s own syllabus for the course (next post). ____________________ James S. Earley, Life and resources. 1908

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    Three handwritten pages of notes taken by Wolfgang Stolper sometime late in 1940 from what appears to have been a brain-storming session with his buddy Paul Sweezy were important enough to Stolper to have been saved by him in a folder filled with economics honors exams and course syllabi from his early years

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