Douglass Cecil North Papers, 1942-2006 and undated


Douglass Cecil North Papers, 1942-2006 and undated

Economist and faculty member of Washington University in Saint Louis, Mo., and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1993. The papers of university professor and Nobel Prize-winning economist Douglass C. North date from 1942-2006 and consist chiefly of professional correspondence written and received by North, writings by North and other colleagues (the largest group), and files on conferences attended by North; there are also some teaching materials. The collection documents North's career as an economist and professor at Berkeley, University of Washington, Rice University, and Washington University (Missouri), and reflects his interests in Keynesian economics, the economic history of the western world, industrialization, transaction costs, economic development, institutional change, and economics and technology. Among the correspondents are many noted economists, among whom Yoram Barzel, Robert Bates, Reuven Brenner, Robert Clower, R. H. Coase, Robert Fogel, Robert Haveman, Robert Keohane, Simon Kuznets, Deirdre N. McCloskey, Elinor Ostrom, Vernon Smith, and T. N. Srinivasan.

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North, Douglass C. (Douglass Cecil) (person)

1920 Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts 1941 Worked for one summer with Dorothea Lange, photographer; her husband, in Economics Department at the University of California, convinced North to study economics 1942 Received B.A. from University of California, Berkeley ...