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____________________________________ Harvard economics alumnus Wolfgang Stolper (Ph.D. 1938)  was able to leverage his friendships and connections from graduate school to obtain a flow of external examiners for Swarthmore College’s honors examinations in economics. For today’s post I have transcribed the examination questions in economic theory provided by Paul Samuelson. I find particularly interesting the early

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John T. Dunlop’s course reading lists go on for pages. He mediated, arbitrated and advised besides teaching courses in labor relations including this post of material for his undergraduate course on unions and collective bargaining. His New York Times’ obituary closes with a nice 1973 quote published in Fortune Magazine: “Unless you can work out a

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Henry L. Moore was an early pioneer of econometrics whose most important disciple was Henry Schultz who later brought econometrics to the University of Chicago. Today’s posting is a summary of Moore’s presentation to the “economics conference” at Johns Hopkins in March 1893. Moore’s dissertation,“Von Thünen’s Theory of Natural Wages”, was published in the Quarterly

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Yesterday while trawling through the Hathitrust digital library, I came across a collection published in 1882, Examination Papers Used During the Years 1877-1882 in Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Amherst and Williams Colleges. (The link takes you to the download page at archive.org) Hoping for some political economic gold, I paged through the collection that appeared

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For the subscribers to Economics in the Rear-View Mirror. Misprints happen, e.g. last posting (now corrected). The nice thing about the blog is that it allows me to correct mistakes, just a warning that what you get in your email is not necessarily the final, corrected, revised, augmented version. It is worth checking back if

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2016 Program Online Seminar in History of Economic Thought and Philosophy of Economic The INET Young Scholar Online Seminar in History of Economic Thought and Philosophy of Economics is a monthly webinar held by the YSI History of Economic Thought Working Group. Each session is thematic and consists of presentations by two to three young

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Dateline: Kyiv, Ukraine

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The reason for my blog pause has been a couple of days of service for the Kyiv School of Economics where I am a member of its International Advisory Board. Once a year we, along with its Board of Directors, review the development of this tender plant that has grown from the seed money and

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___________________________ Joseph Schumpeter offered this one semester, second term graduate course “History and Literature of Economics since 1776” nine times during the period 1940-1949. The core readings were basically unchanged. Below you will find the course enrollment figures and the reading list for 1940 (into which I have inserted the two additions from the reading list

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An undergraduate student approached Frank W. Taussig to gain the latter’s support for a semester course in the second term of 1919-20 on “various phases” of the Russian Revolution before the latter left for the U. S. Tariff Commission in Washington, D.C. It appears that Taussig’s initial response was at least mildly encouraging and much activity

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