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Harvard. Economics Ph.D. Candidates’ General/Special Examination Fields, Committees. 1918-19

 

 

For nine Harvard economics Ph.D. candidates this posting provides information about their respective academic backgrounds, the six subjects of their general examinations along with the names of the examiners, their special subject, thesis title and advisor(s) (where available).

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DIVISION OF HISTORY, GOVERNMENT, AND ECONOMICS
EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF PH.D.
1918-19

Notice of hour and place will be sent out three days in advance of each examination.
The hour will ordinarily be 4 p.m.

Chungtao Tahmy Chu.

General Examination in Economics, Thursday, November 14, 1918.
Committee: Professors Bullock (chairman), Whipple, Carver, Persons, and Dr. Lincoln.
Academic History: Harvard College, 1914-17; Harvard Graduate School, 1917—. A.B., 1917. Assistant in Economics, 1917-18.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Economic History since 1760. 3. Statistical Method and its Application. 4. Money and Banking. 5. Municipal Government. 6. Public Finance.
Special Subject: Public Finance.
Thesis Subject: “Taxation of Salt.”

John Henry Williams.

Special Examination in Economics, Friday, November 15, 1918.
General Examination passed May 7, 1917.
Academic History: Brown University, 1909-12; Harvard Graduate School, 1915-17. A.B., Brown, 1912; A.M., Harvard, 1916; Instructor in English, Brown University, 1912-15. Sheldon Travelling fellow in Argentina, 1917-18. Instructor in Economics 1918-19.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Economic History since 1750. 3. Public Finance. 4. Labor Problems. 5. History of Political Theory. 6. International Trade and Tariff Policy.
Special Subject: International Trade.
Committee: Professors Taussig (chairman), Bullock, Carver, and Dr. Persons.
Thesis Subject: “Argentine International Trade Under Inconvertible Paper Money, 1880-1900.”
Committee on Thesis: Professors Bullock, Taussig, and Carver.

Norman John Silberling.

Special Examination in Economics, Monday, May 12, 1919.
General Examination passed November 6, 1916.
Academic History: Harvard College, 1910-14; Harvard Graduate School, 1914—. A.B., 1914; A.M., 1915. Assistant in Economics, 1915-17.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Economic History since 1750. 3. Statistical Method and its Application. 4. Social Reforms. 5. Sociology. 6. Psychology.
Special Subject: Money and Banking.
Committee: Professors Bullock (chairman), Carver, Day, Langfeld, Dr. Persons, and Dr. Lincoln.
Thesis Subject: “A History of British Theories of Money and Credit, 1776-1848.”
Committee on Thesis: Professors Bullock, Day, and Dr. Monroe.

Joseph Lyons Snider.

General Examination in Economics, Wednesday, May 14, 1919.
Committee: Professors Carver (chairman), Ripley, Foerster, Burbank, and Dr. Persons.
Academic History: Amherst College, 1911-15; Harvard, February 1917—. A.B., Amherst College, 1915; A.M., Harvard, 1918. Assistant in Public Speaking, Amherst, 1915-16; assistant in Social Ethics, Harvard, 1917-19; instructor in Radcliffe College and Wellesley College, 1918-19.
General Subjects: 1. Ethical Theory. 2. Economic Theory. 3. Poor Relief. 4. Social Reforms. 5. Sociology. 6. Statistics.
Special Subject: Sociology.
Thesis Subject: “Feeble-mindedness in Massachusetts.” (With Professor Carver.)

Benjamin Walter King.

General Examination in Economics, Friday, May 16, 1919.
Committee: Professors Bullock (chairman), Ripley, McIlwain, Day, Dr. Persons, and Dr. Lincoln.
Academic History: West Virginia University, 1904-09; University of Chicago, 1912-13; Harvard Graduate School, 1915-17, 1918—. A.B., West Virginia University, 1909; A.M., Harvard, 1917. Assistant in Economics, 1917.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. History of Political Theory. 3. Economics of Corporations. 4. Economic History since 1750. 5. Railways. 6. Statistical Method and its Application.
Special Subject: Statistical Method and its Application.
Thesis Subject: “Inquiry into Prices.” (With Dr. Persons.)

Robert Herbert Loomis.

General Examination in Economics, Tuesday, May 20, 1919.
Committee: Professors Ripley (chairman), Bullock, Carver, Dr. Hooton, and Dr. Persons.
Academic History: Clark College, 1908-11; Harvard Graduate School, 1914-18. A.B., Clark, 1911; A.M., Harvard, 1918. Teacher, Fay School, Southboro, 1912-14; Assistant in Social Ethics, 1915-16; Tutor in the Division of History, Government, and Economics, 1916-17. Instructor in Economics, Simmons College, 1918-19.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Statistical Method and its Application. 3. Labor Problems. 4. Socialism and Social Reform. 5. Anthropology. 6. Economic History since 1750.
Special Subject: Economic History since 1750.
Thesis Subject: “Development of the Boot and Shoe Industry in Massachusetts since 1875.” (With Professor Gay.)

Duncan Clark Hyde.

General Examination in Economics, Tuesday, May 27, 1919.
Committee: Professors Bullock (chairman), Carver, McIlwain, Day, Dr. Persons, and Dr. Lincoln.
Academic History: McGill University, 1913-17; Harvard Graduate School, 1917—. A.B., McGill, 1917; A.M., Harvard, 1918.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Economic History since 1750. 3. Statistical Method and its Application. 4. Sociology. 5. History of Political Theory. 6. Public Finance.
Special Subject: Public Finance.
Thesis Subject: “Canadian War Finance.” (With Professor Bullock.)

Wilfred Eldred.

Special Examination in Economics, Thursday, May 29, 1919.
General Examination passed April 29, 1912.
Academic History: Washington and Lee University, 1906-09; Harvard Graduate School, 1910-14. A.B., Washington and Lee, 1909; A.M., ibid., 1909; A.M., Harvard, 1911. Instructor in Economics, 1912-14. Instructor in History and Economics, San Diego High School and Junior College, 1914-15. Instructor in Economics, Leland Stanford Junior University, 1915-17.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Economic History since 1750. 3. Public Finance and Financial History. 4. Money, Banking, and Crises. 5. Transportation and Foreign Commerce. 6. History of American Institutions.
Special Subject: Economic History of the United States.
Committee: Professors Carver (chairman), Hart, Bullock, Ripley, and Dr. Monroe.
Thesis Subject: “The Wheat and Flour Trade Under Food Administration Control.” (With Professor Carver.)
Committee on Thesis: Professors Carver, Ripley, and Burbank.

Martin Gustave Glaeser.

General Examination in Economics, Saturday, May 31, 1919.
Committee: Professors Ripley (chairman), Bullock, Carver, McIlwain, Foerster, and Dr. Lincoln.
Academic History: University of Wisconsin, 1906-07, 1908-11, 1913-17. A.B., 1912. Assistant in Business Extension Division, University of Wisconsin, 1910-11. Special lecturer in Public Finance, University of Wisconsin, 1917.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Economic History since 1750. 3. Economics of Corporations. 4. Labor Problems. 5. History of Political Theory. 6. Transportation.
Special Subject: Transportation.
Thesis Subject: “The Cost of Service Theory in Rate Regulation.” (With Professor Ripley.)

Source: Harvard University Archives. Harvard University, Examinations for the Ph.D. (HUC 7000.70), Folder “Examinations for the Ph.D., 1918-19”.

Image Source: Dedication of the Widener Memorial Library, 1915.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC.

 

Irwin Collier

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