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Axel Leijonhufvud papers, 1953-2023 7.5 Linear Feet — 13 boxes.

Axel Leijonhufvud (1933-2022) was a professor emeritus of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. This collection documents his professional life through his correspondence, writings, and research. Acquired as part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

This collections consists of Leijonhufvud's correspondence, writings, research, and teaching material from his career as a Keynesian economist and professor. Contents range from his coursework at the University of Pittsburgh to lecture notes from his early years as a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Topics include include macroeconomic theory, instability and (dis)equilibrium economics, monetary theory and policies, inflation, banking, market systems, Keynesian thought, and the history of economics in general. Correspondents include Armen Alchian, Robert W. Clower (coauthor), Robert Dorfman, Alan G. Gowman, Bert Hoselitz, Erik Lundberg, Gunnar Myrdal, and Joan Robinson.

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Don Patinkin papers, 1870-1995 120 Linear Feet — 80 boxes.

Don Patinkin (1922-1995) was a professor emeritus of economics and former president of Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim (Hebrew University). This collection documents his professional life through his correspondence, writings, research, and professional and faculty activities. It forms part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

The bulk of this collection dates from Patinkin's years as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago (beginning in 1942) and span his entire career, ending with his death in 1995. However, there is much research material that was produced earlier by others, chiefly from the 1930s. Types of material represented include correspondence; manuscripts; course material, including lectures, seminar notes, syllabi, student papers, and exams; his student notebooks; committee and other organizational files; printed material, such as articles; book contracts; academic files, including recommendations and reports; some financial and legal files; invitations; clippings; and a few photographs.

The main subjects of interest are related chiefly to Keynesian economics, but also to the neoclassical theory of value, equilibrium economics, theories of unemployment, and general monetary economics. Other subjects include the teaching of economics, the histories of Chicago University's School of Economics and Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim (Hebrew University), the Israeli economy, Israeli agriculture, and social conditions in Israel and adjacent areas. Many of these subjects are discussed in Patinkin's major publications, whose drafts can also be found in the collection: these titles include Money, Interest, and Prices: An Integration of Monetary and Value Theory, Keynes' Monetary Thought: A Study of Its Development, Anticipations of the General Theory and Other Essays on Keynes, Essays on and in the Chicago Tradition, and The Israel Economy: The First Decade.

Correspondents represent almost every major economist of the 20th century, but the most prominent include Kenneth Arrow, Milton Friedman, Roy Harrod, John Hicks, Frank Knight, Harry Johnson, Simon Kuznets, Franco Modigliani, Dennis Robertson, Paul Samuelson, James Tobin, and Jacob Viner; Duke University faculty are represented by Craufurd Goodwin, Neil DeMarchi, and Roy Weintraub.

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Edward H. Chamberlin papers, 1896-2017 31.5 Linear Feet — 26 boxes and two oversize folders.

Edward Chamberlin (1899-1967) was a professor emeritus of economics at Harvard University. This collection primarily documents his professional life through his correspondence, research, and writings. It was acquired as part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

This collection documents Chamberlin's career as an economist and professor. It provides an overview of his professional activities, particularly his research and writings on topics such as monopolistic competition, market structure, pricing behavior, economies of scale, and collective bargaining, among others. The collection also documents his correspondence with prominent economists and individuals such as Marice Allais, Luigi Einaudi, Dwight Eisenhower, Howard S. Ellis, Milton Friedman, John Kenneth Galbraith, Gottfried Haberler, Frank Hahn, Roy Harrod, Friedrich A. Hayek, Richard Kahn, Nicholas Kaldor, Frank Knight, Emil Lederer, Wassily Leontief, Abba Lerner, Gertrud Lovasy, Fritz Machlup, Hans Neisser, J. F. Normano, Francois Perroux, Dennis H. Robertson, Joan Robinson, Paul Samuelson, Thomas Schelling, Robert Schuman, Joseph Schumpeter, Ben Seligman, George Stigler, Frank Taussig, Gerhard Tintner, Jaroslav Vanek, Jacob Viner, and many others.

Along with his scholarship and writings, the collection documents Chamberlin's roles in the American Economic Association, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Council of Economic Advisers, and the Rockefeller Foundation project to aid refugee scholars fleeing Europe during the 1930s; his editorship of the Quarterly Journal of Economics; his speaking engagements; expert testimony in legal proceedings and before houses of the United States Congress; and his departmental roles, committee work, and teaching contributions at Harvard. The collection also contains personal artifacts documenting Chamberlin's service in the National Guard during World War I, his service as a member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II, as well as awards and honorary degrees.

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E. Roy Weintraub papers, 1930-2022, bulk dates 1968-2022 15.5 Linear Feet — 12 boxes. — 1.5 Gigabytes — Six sets.

E. Roy Weintraub (born 1943) is Professor Emeritus of Economics and a Fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. This collection primarily documents his professional life through his correspondence, writings, research, and professional service. It forms part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

This collection documents Weintraub's career as a historian of economics and mathematics and professor and administrator at Duke University. It provides an overview of his professional activities, particularly his research and writings on the history of economics and his roles in the history of economics scholarly community and at Duke (including his involvement with the History of Economics Society and the journal History of Political Economy).

The collection also documents his communications with prominent economists as research subjects such as Kenneth Arrow, Gerard Debreu, and Lionel McKenzie. Included in Weintraub's communications are exchanges with prominent figures in the history of economics and related scholarly communities such as Roger Backhouse, Bradley Bateman, Anthony Brewer, Arjo Klamer, Mary Morgan, Deirdre McCloskey, and Philip Mirowski.

Besides paper records, the collection also includes three audio cassettes (Weintraub's interview with Debreu) and hundreds of born digital electronic records, which are the contents of one email account and one other file transfer. These files are mostly correspondence and writings.

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Herbert Scarf papers, 1951-2015 33 Linear Feet — 22 boxes. — 1 Megabyte — One set.

Herbert Scarf (1930-2015) was the Sterling Professor Emeritus of Economics at Yale University. This collection primarily documents his professional life through his correspondence, writings, research, and professional and faculty activities. It was acquired as part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

This collection documents Scarf's career as an economist and mathematician. It provides an overview of his professional activities, particularly his research and writings on the computation of economic equilibrium and fixed points, stability of general equilibrium, the core of many-person games and its relation to general equilibrium, integer programming, and problems of production with indivisibilities.

This collection also documents Scarf's collaborations and communications with prominent economists and mathematicians such as Kenneth Arrow, Gerard Debreu, Ralph Gomory, Terje Hansen, Werner Hildenbrand, Tjalling Koopmans, Harold Kuhn, Lloyd Shapley, John Shoven, Martin Shubik, John Whalley, and many others.

Along with his own scholarship and writings, the collection documents Scarf's leadership roles in the American Economic Association, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and other organizations; and his departmental roles, committee work, and teaching contributions in the economics, operations research, and applied mathematics programs at Yale University.

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Kenneth J. Arrow papers, 1921-2017 142 Linear Feet — 97 boxes. — 13.2 Gigabytes — Four sets.

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Kenneth Arrow (1921-2017) was a Nobel Prize winner and the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research, Emeritus at Stanford University. This collection consists of his correspondence, research, writings, and other materials documenting his political and personal interests, as well as his collaborations and professional affiliations across the fields of economics, mathematics, public policy, and international relations. It forms part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

This collection documents Arrow's career as an economist, professor, and Nobel Laureate. It provides an overview of his many professional activities, along with his research, writings, and collected notes regarding topics such as microeconomics, contingent valuation, social choice theory, general equilibrium analysis, the economics of information, climate change, and endogenous-growth theories. The collection also documents his collaboration and communications with prominent economists such as Robert Aumann, Gerard Debreu, Frank Hahn, John Harsanyi, Leonid Hurwicz, Harold Hotelling, Tjalling Koopmans, Alain Lewis, Lionel McKenzie, Roy Radner, Martin Shubik, Herbert Simon, Robert Solow, and many others.

Along with his own scholarship and writings, the collection documents Arrow's role as an expert witness during various legal cases involving anti-trust lawsuits, international trade, and public utilities; his professional consulting work for different groups and organizations; his political activism supporting different human rights organizations, including his involvement in agencies promoting peace in the Middle East, environmental regulation, arms reduction, and nuclear testing bans; his itineraries, lectures, and public engagements; administrative activities for various professional associations and conferences, including his leadership roles in the American Economic Association, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Beijer Institute, the Econometric Society, the International Economic Association, the Office of Naval Research, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Science, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and many more; and his departmental roles, committee work, and teaching contributions in the Economics Departments of Stanford University, Harvard University, and the Santa Fe Institute. The collection also contains personal artifacts and documents from Arrow's childhood and early education; awards and honorary degrees, including the Clark Medal, the National Medal of Science, and materials from the Nobel Prize ceremony; assorted books from his personal library; various foreign editions of his published works, in multiple languages; and born-digital records with his email and other working documents.

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Leonid Hurwicz papers, 1917-2008, bulk dates 1951-1999 115 Linear Feet — 252 document boxes and two half document boxes. — 7.6 Gigabytes — One set.

Leonid Hurwicz (1917-2008) was a Nobel Price winnter and Regents' Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Minnesota. This collection primarily documents his professional life through his correspondence, writings, research, and professional and faculty activities. It forms part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

The materials in this collection are from Hurwicz's office at the University of Minnesota and his home.

The primary subjects are econometrics, the stability of general equilibrium, the integrability of demand functions, decision-making under uncertainty, welfare economics, game theory and incentive theory, and the development of mechanism design. Hurwicz contributed many papers in these fields, and there are also files that show his interest in the transition toward market economies in China, Russia, and Eastern European countries during the 1980s-1990s.

The most common types of material are manuscript files for writings, research files, and correspondence files. There is a small set of annotated books, plus 18 floppy discs, one CD, two DVDs, and one email account, the contents of which have all been transferred to a server and are available. The CD contains three backups of Hurwicz's computer with correspondence, writings, research, and teaching material.

The bulk of the collection is in the Writings series and the Research and Notes series, which contain many collaborations and exchanges with other economists, most prominently Kenneth Arrow, Thomas Marschak, Roy Radner, Stanley Reiter, Marcel Richter, Donald Saari, and Hirofumi Uzawa. Hurwicz knew and corresponded with many other economists, mainly those working in the fields of mathematical economics, welfare economics, and institutional economics. He annotated many of the working papers that were sent to him throughout his life by other economists, such as Theodore Bergstrom, Jerry Green, Philip Hartman, Eric Maskin, William Thompson, and Jan Werner.

In addition to Hurwicz's writings and research, the collection also follows his professional activities as a teacher and faculty member at the University of Minnesota in the Economics Department. There is correspondence with colleagues such as John Chipman and Vernon Ruttan and with former students such as Tatsuyoshi Saijo, as well as meeting minutes and committee material. A number of files concern his work with outside groups such as the Cowles Commission, the RAND Corporation, the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Finally, some files document his presentations at seminars, workshops, and conferences, as well as his other travels to invited lectures, award ceremonies, and other presentations.

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Lionel W. McKenzie papers, 1942-2004, bulk dates 1960-1990 22 Linear Feet — 44 boxes. — 0.7 Gigabytes — One set.

Lionel McKenzie (1919-2010) was the Wilson Professor of Economics, Emeritus at the University of Rochester (after beginning his career at Duke University). This collection primarily documents his professional life through his correspondence, writings, research, teaching, and professional activities. It forms part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

Through correspondence, research notes, article drafts, teaching material, lectures, and published materials, this collection provides a broad overview of McKenzie's professional career. His greatest contribution to economics was his work in conjunction with Kenneth Arrow and Gerard Debreu on general equilibrium, and his writings on capital theory and turnpike theory, all of which are documented in a variety of forms throughout the collection. Significant correspondents include noted economists Paul Samuelson, Tjalling Koopmans, and Robert Solow. Other aspects of his career are documented, such as his involvement in a number of economic organizations, especially the Econometric Society and the Mathematical Social Sciences Board; his role as organizer of a number of academic conferences, such as the Value and Capital Conference of 1988; and his teaching career at Duke University from 1948-1957 and the University of Rochester from 1957-1989.

The Conferences series includes material from conferences McKenzie attended and organized throughout his career and includes copies of programs, articles given, and other related documents.

The Correspondence series, the largest of the collection, contains largely official and routine correspondence, but also includes a sizeable number of letters on intellectual topics.

The Research and Writings series, the second largest, has various drafts and iterations of most of McKenzie's published work as well as some unpublished material. Many of the notes contain complicated mathematical notations documenting the theoretical foundations for his work. A small set of writings by others, chiefly on game theory and convex sets, conclude the series.

The Teaching series houses syllabi and other materials from the seminars he taught, including many versions of the handwritten text for his general equilibrium seminar, documenting his teaching methods as well as the evolution in his thinking on the subject.

In the Organizations series, extensive documentation can be found of McKenzie's involvement with various economic organizations, including internal discussions on the workings of many of these groups.

The smallest group of records, the Personal series, contains curriculum vitae, personal correspondence, and other ephemera.

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Martin Shubik papers, 1938-2022, bulk dates 1944-2018 211 Linear Feet — 166 record cartons, eight document boxes, and one electronic records box. — 0.2 Gigabytes — One set.

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Martin Shubik (1926-2018) was the Seymour H. Knox Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Institutional Economics at Yale University. This collection primarily documents his professional life through his correspondence, writings, research, and professional and faculty activities. It forms part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

The most common types of material in this collection include correspondence; presentation material and proposals; memoranda and reports; referee reports; class and research notes; drafts, proofs, and reprints; course syllabi, lecture notes, and assignments; and activity reports and recommendations. There is also audiovisual material (audio reels and CDs) and electronic records, the latter of which have been transferred to a server and are available.

The greatest amount of correspondence is with Kenneth Arrow, Gerard Debreu, Milton Friedman, Oskar Morgenstern (dissertation supervisor), John Nash, Paul Samuelson, Herbert Scarf, and Lloyd Shapley (main collaborator). There are also 16 folders of personal correspondence in the Personal series.

The primary subjects are general equilibrium, game theory, the core, oligopoly and market structure, defense and war game analysis, nuclear deterrence, behavior and risk, financial institutions, and money. These subjects are especially visible in the Writings series, which contains the greatest amount of material.

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Peter A. Diamond papers, 1960-2013, bulk dates 1986-1998 5 Linear Feet — Six boxes. — 1 Megabyte — One set.

Peter A. Diamond (born 1940) is a Nobel Prize winner and an Institute Professor Emeritus (of economics) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This collection primarily documents his professional life through his correspondence, writings, and professional and faculty activities. It was acquired as part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

This collection documents Diamond's career as a prominent economist. The various manuscripts, books, journal articles, letters, and other resources document Diamond's writing, publication, and grant-writing activities during his years teaching at the University of California, Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his prepared testimony for the committees within the US House of Representatives and the US Senate's Committee on Finance, and his engagement with various groups and institutions.

The Printed Material series contains four subseries. The first, Journal Articles, includes original copies and reprints of Diamond's writing for publications. The Working Papers subseries contains Diamond's preliminary papers which were intended to be shared with colleagues for further discussion. The third subseries, Books and Chapters, includes copies of Diamond's books and photocopied or printed chapters from his contributions to edited volumes, or chapters by other economists. The final subseries, Pamphlets, includes bound copies of Diamond's testimony, a Report to the US Department of Labor, Pension, and Welfare Benefits Programs, and Diamond's chapter in a pamphlet commemorating his receipt of the 2010 Nobel Prize.

The Drafts series encompasses a number of draft versions of Diamond's various papers and articles, revised in preparation for lectures and publications. These drafts often reflect Diamond's continued work on a project over a span of years.

The Events series contains Diamond's lectures, presented to institutions like Harvard University and The Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, agendas from meetings such as 2009's Discussing Pension Reform in China in Bejing, and various materials from NSF-NBER and other conferences and seminars.

The Correspondence series includes a small amount of Diamond's correspondence, much of which is letters to and from journals between 1966 and 1968, and with the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).

The Research Notes series contains Diamond's handwritten notes, transparencies, and different charts and graphs created in preparation for his writings and lectures.