E. Roy Weintraub papers, 1930-2022, bulk dates 1968-2022
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- Weintraub, E. Roy
- 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.
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- Material in English.
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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.
- Biographical / historical:
E. Roy Weintraub (born 1943) is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University and a Fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy (CHOPE). His work in the history of economics, particularly the mathematization of economics and history of general equilibrium theory, has been influential in shaping the field and bringing historical methods to the foreground of the history of economics.
Weintraub earned a BA in mathematics from Swarthmore College in 1964 and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 (where he was supervised by Lawrence Klein). He spent 1968-70 at Rutgers University before coming to Duke in 1970, where he became a central figure in the establishment of the Economists' Papers Archive (1983) and CHOPE (2008). He has held visiting positions at universities in England, Italy, and France and testified as a consultant before the North Carolina Public Utilities Commission (1979-1981).
Weintraub has an extensive history of service to Duke, which includes his time as Director of Graduate Studies (1972-83) then Chair of the Department of Economics (1983-87), Acting Director of the Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences (1987), Director of the Center for Social and Historical Studies of Science (1995-99), Chair of the Academic Council (1981-82; 1991-1992), Acting Dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences (1993-95), and Chair of the President's Review Committee for the Athletic Council (2006). His history of professional service includes to the American Economic Review (Board of Editors, 1981-84), History of Political Economy (Board of Editors, 1985-88), and History of Economics Society (President, 2002-03).
Weintraub was awarded a fellowship for 1998-99 from the National Humanities Center and the 1992 Howard Johnson Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from Duke, and he was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society in 2011.
E. Roy Weintraub is the son of economist Sidney Weintraub.
- Acquisition information:
- The E. Roy Weintraub papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library as gifts from E. Roy Weintraub beginning in 1984, with the vast majority of the collection arriving between 2019-2022.
- Processing information:
Processed by Jonathan Cogliano, 2019.
Electronic records processed by Zachary Tumlin, 2022.
Accessions described in this collection guide: 1984-04-24, 1996-0170, 2001-0003, 2019-0036, 2019-0083, and 2022-0116.
The E. Roy Weintraub papers are arranged into five series: Correspondence, Conferences and Organizations, Writings, Research and Notes, and Academia.
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- Economics, Mathematical
Economics -- Methodology
Economics -- Philosophy
Economics -- Sociological aspects
Mathematics -- History
Neoclassical school of economics -- History
Economists -- United States -- Correspondence
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- Duke University. Department of Economics -- Faculty
Duke University. Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. Office of the Dean
Economists' Papers Archive
History of Economics Society
History of Political Economy
Weintraub, E. Roy
Weintraub, Sidney, 1914-1983
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