Harvard University Department of Economics records from chairmanship of Harold Hitchings Burbank
- 1902 - 1950
- Harvard University. Department of Economics (Organization)
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Harold Hitchings Burbank (1887-1951) had considerable influcence on the Department of Econcomics through the first half of the twentieth century, although direct impact from his scholarship on the field of economics was slight. Burbank was on the faculty of the Department of Economics from 1915 until his death in 1951 and served as Chair of the Department from 1927 to 1938 and from 1942 to 1949. Burbank also was in charge of the tutorial system for the Division of History, Government, and Economics.
Source: Mason, Edward Sagendorph.
The Harvard Department of Economics from the Beginning to World War II. The Quarterly Journal of Economics (Oxford, England : Oxford University Press) Vol. 97, No. 3 (Aug., 1982), pp. 383-433. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1885870
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