Archive for February 4th, 2013

How MIT turned into a top economics department?

February 4, 2013

E. Roy Weintraub of Duke University has this super paper on the topic. The paper picks up from the previous paper which reported how and why Samuelson joined MIT over Harvard.

This paper looks at how MIT became a top econ dept post Samuelson. First state of econ pre WW-II:

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