Another obituary for the series: Meet a Ph.D. Economist! Copeland apparently was the first to organize a collection of case studies that were later to became a hallmark of the Harvard Business School. Of particular value is the link I found to his history of the Harvard Business School that was published in 1958.
While Frank Taussig was off serving the country as the chairman of the United States Tariff Commission, his advanced economic theory course (Economics 11) was jointly taught by his colleagues Charles Bullock and Thomas Nixon Carver. The Harvard Archives collection of final examinations only has the June final examinations that are transcribed below, i.e.,
Examination questions spanning just over a half-century can be found in Frank Taussig’s personal scrapbook of cut-and-pasted semester examinations for his entire Harvard career. Until Schumpeter took over the core economic theory course from Taussig in 1935, Taussig’s course covering economic theory and its history was a part of almost every properly educated
Theories of Distribution was a course open to both undergraduate and graduate students and taught by Thomas Nixon Carver at Harvard in 1914-15. The course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions come from three different sources, all of which are available on-line. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting corresponding material
This course on agricultural economics taught at Harvard during the first term of the 1914-15 academic year by Thomas Nixon Carver was open for both undergraduate and graduate students. During the second term Carver taught a graduate course on agricultural economics focussing on American agriculture. The course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination
Thomas Nixon Carver was originally hired by Harvard as a theorist. His teaching portfolio grew to include courses in sociology, agricultural economics, and social reform schemes as well. This posting contains the course announcement for Carver’s graduate “Scope and Methods” course from 1914-15, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions. This information comes from
6 months ago
This course on agricultural economics taught at Harvard during the second term of the 1914-15 academic year by Thomas Nixon Carver was listed in the course catalogue under “Applied Economics”, primarily for graduate students. The course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions come from three different sources, all of which are available on-line.
Perhaps some last-minute re-staffing of courses was required during the 1917-18 academic year because of colleagues joining the war effort in Washington, D.C. All I know is that the survey course on schemes of social reform that was solidly in the teaching portfolio of Thomas Nixon Carver was taught by Benjamin M. Anderson
7 months ago
This posting provides information for four Harvard economics Ph.D. candidates: 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). ________________________________________ DIVISION OF HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF PH.D.
8 months ago
This posting merges information from three sources: brief course descriptions from the annual course announcement published for the Division of History, Government and Economics for the academic year 1913-14 in the Harvard Register; final examination questions published by Harvard in June 1914; and the mid-year (i.e. February) examination questions for two courses taught by