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Peter Diamond papers, 1963-2013 5 Linear Feet — 3,750 items

Peter A. Diamond is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has taught since 1966. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. The Peter Diamond papers date from 1963 to 2013 and document Diamond's career as a renowned economist whose work has focused on U.S. Social Security policy and other forms of social insurance. The collection's materials cover Diamond's writings, grants, and participation in lectures, seminars, and other events, as well as Diamond's association with groups such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).

The Peter Diamond papers document Diamond's career as a prominent economist. Materials in the collection date from 1966 to 2013, with the highest concentration of documents from 1986 to 1998. 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 MIT, his prepared testimony for the committees within the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate's Committee on Finance, and his engagement with various groups and institutions.

The Printed Materials 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 U.S. 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.