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    Occasionally Economics in the Rear-view Mirror will post the economics course offerings at leading U.S. and Canadian universities at the turn of the twentieth century. Today we have both undergraduate and graduate course offerings in economics and social science at Yale for 1899/1900. While Irving Fisher was already member of the Yale Faculty, he was

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The history of economics would be duller fare should we fail to add a portion of ancestor worship as seasoning. Since my motto is “Economists are not born but they are made” and that for well over a century economists have been made in graduate schools, I would be remiss in not using Economics in the Rear-View Mirror

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The following autobiographical remarks by James Tobin were circulated among the University of Chicago faculty before its Monday, February 13, 1950 meeting. After discussing the “Old Business” of the Committee Report on Ph. D. Thesis requirements and Departmental policy on library acquisitions, a third item added by hand to the mimeographed agenda was “C. Appointment

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COURSES IN ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. Amherst College Brown University Bryn Mawr College Columbia College Cornell University Harvard University Johns Hopkins University Indiana University University of Michigan University of Nebraska College of New Jersey (Princeton) University of Pennsylvania Smith College Vassar College Wellesley College Williams College Yale University   AMHERST

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James Tobin came to Yale in 1950 at the rank of associate professor following his three years as a Junior Fellow of Harvard’s Society of Fellows that included a research stay at Richard Stone’s Department of Applied Economics in Cambridge. His Yale graduate course on “Aggregative Theory” covered contemporary Keynesian macroeconomics at mid-century. This picture

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While it is easy to find extensive biographical information for Irving Fisher, I am posting this item from the second volume of Universities and their Sons (1899), mostly for the picture of this young, newly minted, 32 year-old full professor of political economy at Yale. We see that middle-aged Irving Fisher’s more than passing resemblance to Col.

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President of Yale and former Professor of Political Economy, Arthur T. Hadley provides guidance to reading in the social sciences in the literature survey of this posting. It was published as one of six papers in a volume “based upon lectures arranged by the American Society for the Extension of University Teaching, and delivered in

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HADLEY, Arthur Twining, 1856- Born in New Haven, Conn, 1856; fitted for College at Hopkins Grammar School; A.B. Yale, 1876; studied political science for a year at Yale, and history and political science at the University of Berlin, 1877-79; Tutor at Yale, principally in German, 1879-83: University Lecturer on Railroad Administration, 1883-86; Professor of Political

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The following sketch of the history of Yale’s graduate school was published in 1898. What would become the graduate “seminaries” of the respective disciplines were organized as extracurricular “clubs”. The introduction of graduate fellowships and scholarships is of interest as in the early openness Yale showed with respect to graduate admission for women. Arthur Twining

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The School of Political Science at Columbia University was divided into three groups of subjects: History and Political Philosophy, Public Law and Comparative Jurisprudence, and Economics and Social Science. Economics and Social Science comprised the two subject groups: Political Economy and Finance; Sociology and Statistics.  Seligman figured that of the approximately 135 graduate students specializing in economics in

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