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Anita Arrow Summers papers, 1925-2018 0.5 Linear Feet — One box.

Anite Arrow Summers (born 1925) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sell-Lurie Real Estate Center and Professor Emerita of Public Policy and Management at the University of Pennsylvania. This collection primarily documents her professional life and family connections to other notable economists. It was acquired as part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

This collection documents Summers' career as an economist. It provides a sample of her professional activities, particularly her research on urban economics, education and economics, and the local economy in Philadelphia.

The collection also documents her familial ties to other prominent economists, such as her husband Robert Summers, her brother Kenneth J. Arrow, and her brother-in-law (via Robert) Paul A. Samuelson.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen papers, 1930-1994 46.5 Linear Feet — 31 boxes.

Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1906-1994) was a professor emeritus of economics at Vanderbilt University. This collection primarily documents his professonal life through his correspondence, writings, research, and professional and faculty activities. It forms part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

The bulk of the collection consists of Georgescu-Roegen's writings and lectures, correspondence, research and subject files, audiovisual recordings, and engagement files. Most materials date from the 1960s-1980s and relate to his professional life as a professor at Vanderbilt University. Notable correspondents include Joseph Schumpter, Friedrich von Hayek, Paul Samuelson, and other preeminent economists. Georgescu-Roegen's work as editor for Econometrica and his extensive writings on entropy and utility are also represented in the collection. A small portion of materials date from his administrative work as a Romanian official. Typed transcripts and other documents reveal details concerning political conditions in Romania during the period of the provisional government and the Armistice trials following World War II. During this period, he served the new government in various capacities before he fled the country with his wife in 1948.


Robert Summers papers, 1956-1982 0.5 Linear Feet — One box.

Robert Summers (1922-2012) was a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Pennsylvania. This collection consists of selected writings and personal items. It forms parts of the Economists' Papers Archive.

This collection documents a selection of Summers' academic and professional writings. It provides an overview of his writings on macroeconomics, inflation, national income accounting, capacity utilization, and econometrics. His writings also document his collaborations with other prominent economists, including Lawrence R. Klein and Thomas Marschak.

Summers is noted for his research on international price comparisons and his contributions to the International Comparison Program and the widely used Penn World Tables.

Along with his own scholarship, this collection documents Summers' familial connections to other prominent economists: his wife Anita Arrow Summers, his brother Paul A. Samuelson, his son Lawrence H. Summers, and his brother-in-law Kenneth J. Arrow.


Roy Radner papers, 1951-2014 36 Linear Feet — 24 boxes. — 1 Megabyte — One set.

Roy Radner (1927-2022) was the Leonard N. Stern Professor of Business, Emeritus at New York University. This collection documents his professional life through his correspondence, writings, research, and teaching. It was acquired as part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

This collection contains material related to Radner's writings, correspondence, teaching, and research.

The Writings series contains his published and unpublished papers and related material, such as correspondence with editors and colleagues, multiple drafts with handwritten notes, and handwritten sheets of mathematical developments.

The Correspondence series mostly contains his professional correspondence (there is a small amount of personal correspondence).

The Teaching series contains his teaching material, such as syllabi, reading lists and packets, and exercises with solutions).

The Research series contains material on seminars, workshops, study groups, and the like.

The Writings by Others series contains material written by other researchers, with or (in most cases) without notes from Radner.