Jim Friedman papers, 1962-1965

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Friedman, Jim, 1936-
Jim Friedman (born 1936) is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics, Emeritus at the University of North Carolina. This collection documents his professional life through his research and dissertation. It was acquired as part of the Economists' Papers Archive.
1.5 Linear Feet (One box.)
Material in English.
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Research notes and results from game theory experiments conducted by Friedman in the 1960s. These are in hardback folders and sorted by date, beginning with a games experiment in 1962 and ending in 1965. His dissertation, "Theory of Oligopoly," is also included. He has provided a copy of his CV with some parts circled, reflecting which articles resulted from the experiments present in the collection.

Biographical / historical:

Jim Friedman (born 1936) is a white American academic economist who was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a BA in economics from the University of Michigan in 1959 and a PhD in economics from Yale University in 1963, where his dissertation was "The Theory of Oligopoly."

After graduation, he became an assistant professor and researcher at the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale. In 1968, he moved to the University of Rochester, where he eventually became chair of the economics department in 1975. He taught for a short period at Virginia Tech before coming to the University of North Carolina in 1985.

His research interests include oligopoly, duopoly, game theory, and noncooperative equilibria. Some of his books include Oligopoly and the Theory of Games (1977), Research in Experimental Economics: An Experiment with Noncooperative Oligopoly (1979, Oligopoly Theory (1983), Game Theory with an Application to Economics (1986), and Problems of Coordination in Economic Activity (1994).

Acquisition information:
The Jim Friedman papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010.
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Processed by Meghan Lyon, February 2010.

Accession described in this collection guide: 2010-0001.


The Jim Friedman papers are arranged chronologically.

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Friedman, Jim, 1936-


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