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  Today’s artifacts come from the roaring ’20s. Besides his courses in economic theory, Allyn A. Young taught a year long course at Harvard, “Money, Banking and Commercial Crises”. Before presenting enrollment figures and the exams for Young’s Economics 3, I have assembled a chronology that identifies the course instructors over the entire period 1911-1946. Links

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    A member of the Department of Economics Visiting Committee, John Wells Morss, took it upon himself to sit in and observe classroom performance in the recitation sections of the Harvard Principles of Economics course during the Fall term of 1913-14. From the first paragraph of his report it would appear that the department

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    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

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  Frank W. Taussig played a central role in Harvard’s economics at two important stages. He was the lecturer for the entry-level Principles of Economics course for undergraduates and the core economic theory course for graduate students. In addition he covered the field of international economics. The course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions

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    Harvard’s 1914-15 statistics course in the department of economics was open to both undergraduate and graduate students. It was taught by Harvard Ph.D. (1909) and assistant professor, Edmund Ezra Day. 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

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    Edmund Ezra Day mostly taught statistics at Harvard during his years on the faculty from 1910 to 1923 before going off to Michigan and Cornell. This posting contains the course announcement for 1914-15, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions for his graduate statistics course. This information comes from three different sources, all of

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  Edmund Ezra Day received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 1909. In 1910 he joined the Harvard economics department with his specialty in the theory, organization, and practice of statistics. Following service with the War Industries Board in Washington during World War I, Day was promoted to professor at Harvard in 1920. He

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