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Harvard. Seven Ph.D. Examinees in Economics, 1911-12

 

 

For seven 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, the subject of their special subject, thesis subject and advisor(s) (where available).

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DIVISION OF HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF PH.D.
1911-12

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

 

Wilfred Eldred.

General Examination in Economics, Monday, April 29, 1912.
Committee: Professors Taussig (chairman), Turner, Bullock, Ripley, and Dr. Day.
Academic History: Washington and Lee University, 1906-09; Harvard Graduate School, 1910-12; A.B. Washington and Lee, 1909; A. M., ibid., 1909; A.M., Harvard, 1911.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Economic History since 1750. 3. Public Finance and Financial History. 4. Money, Banking, and Commercial Crises. 5. Transportation and Foreign Commerce. 6. History of American Institutions.
Special Subject: Economic History of the United States.
Thesis Subject: “Grain Trade and Grain Production since 1860.” (With Professor Carver.)

 

Melvin Chauncey Hunt.

General Examination in Economics (Social Ethics), Tuesday, April 30, 1912.
Committee: Professors Peabody (chairman), Ripley, Carver, Dr. Brackett, and Dr. Rappard.
Academic History: Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1902-06; Boston University, 1907-10; Harvard Graduate School, 1910-12. A.B., Nebraska Wesleyan, 1906; S.T.B., Boston University, 1910.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory. 2. Ethical Theory. 3. Poor Relief. 4. Social Reforms. 5. Sociology. 6. Labor Problems.
Special Subject: (undecided).
Thesis Subject: “A Study of the Middle Class Home.” (With Professor Peabody.)

 

Yamato Ichihashi.

General Examination in Economics, Wednesday, May 1, 1912.
Committee: Professors Ripley (chairman), Taussig, Carver, Dr. Rozzer, and Dr. Day.
Academic History: Leland Stanford Junior University, 1904-08; Harvard Graduate School, 1910-12. A.B., Leland Stanford, 1907; A.M., ibid., 1908. Assistant in Economics, Leland Stanford, 1908-10.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Economic History since 1750. 3. Sociology and Social Reforms. 4. Statistics. 5. Anthropology. 6. Labor Problems and Industrial Organization.
Special Subject: Labor Problems.
Thesis Subject: “Emigration from Japan, and Japanese Immigration into the State of California.” (With Professor Ripley.)

 

Philip Benjamin Kennedy.

General Examination in Economics, Thursday, May 2, 1912.
Committee: Professors Ripley (chairman), Gay, Carver, and Drs. Day and Holcombe.
Academic History: Beloit College, 1900-02, 1903-05; Occidental College, 1905-06; Harvard Graduate School, 1909-12. A.B., Beloit, 1905; Litt.B., Occidental, 1906; A.M., Harvard, 1911.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Modern Economic History. 3. Sociology and Social Problems. 4. American Institutions. 5. Money and Banking. 6. Transportation and Corporations.
Special Subject: Transportation and Corporations.
Thesis Subject: “Railroad Valuation.” (With Professor Ripley.)

 

Selden Osgood Martin.

Special Examination in Economics, Wednesday, May 8, 1912.
General Examination passed December 1, 1905.
Academic History: Bowdoin College, 1896-97, 1900-03; Harvard Graduate School, 1903-07. A.B., Bowdoin, 1903; A.M., Harvard, 1904. Frederick Sheldon Travelling Fellow, 1910-11. Instructor in the Graduate School of Business Administration, 1910-.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Statistics. 3. Economic History of the United States. 4. Money, Banking, and Financial History. 5. American History. 6. Constitutional History of England to the Sixteenth Century.
Special Subject: Economic History of the United States.
Committee: Professors Taussig (chairman), Turner, Gay, and Sprague.
Thesis Subject: “Recent Water-Power Development in the United States.”
Committee on Thesis: Professors Taussig, Gay, and Clifford.

 

Alfred Burpee Balcom.

Special Examination in Economics, Friday, May 10, 1912.
General Examination passed May 1, 1911.
Academic History: Acadia College, 1904-07; Harvard Graduate School, 1908-12. S.B., Acadia, 1907; A.M., Harvard, 1909. Austin Teaching Fellow in Economics, 1910-12.
General Subjects: 1. Economic Theory and its History. 2. Economic History since 1750. 3. Sociology and Social Reform. 4. Public Finance and Financial History. 5. Labor Problems and Industrial Organization. 6. Philosophy.
Special Subject: Economic Theory in England from Adam Smith to the present time.
Committee: Professors Taussig (chairman), Bullock, Carver, Sprague, and Dr. Rappard.
Thesis Subject: “The Development of the English Poor Law Policy.” (With Professor Taussig.)
Committee on Thesis: Professors Taussig, Bullock, and Carver.

 

Ralph Emerson Heilman.

Special Examination in Economics (Social Ethics), Friday, May 17, 1912.
General Examination passed May 11, 1911.
Academic History: Morningside College, 1903-06; Northwestern University, 1906-07; Harvard Graduate School, 1909-12; Ph.B., Morningside, 1906; A.M., Northwestern, 1907.
General Subjects: 1. Ethical Theory. 2. Economic Theory and its History. 3. Poor Relief. 4. Social Reforms. 5. Sociology. 6. Labor Problems.
Special Subject: The Control of Municipal Public Service Corporations.
Committee: Professors Taussig (chairman), Peabody, Munro, and Dr. Holcombe.
Thesis Subject: “Chicago Traction.” (With Professor Taussig.)
Committee on Thesis: Professors Taussig, Ripley, and Munro.

 

Source: Harvard University Archives. Harvard University, Examinations for the Ph.D. (HUC 7000.70), Folder “Examinations for the Ph.D., 1911-12”.

Image Source: John Harvard Statue (1904). Library of Congress. Photos, Prints and Drawings.

 

Irwin Collier

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