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MIT’s Openness to Jewish Economists


E. Roy Weintraub


Duke University - Department of Economics

June 26, 2013

Center for the History of Political Economy CHOPE Working Paper No. 2013-05
Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper

Abstract:     
MIT emerged from “nowhere” in the 1930s to its place as one of the three or four most important sites for economic research by the mid-1950s. A conference held at Duke University in April 2013 examined how this occurred. In this paper the author argues that the immediate postwar period saw a collapse – in some places slower, in some places faster – of the barriers to the hiring of Jewish faculty in American colleges and universities. And more than any other elite private or public university, particularly Ivy League universities, MIT welcomed Jewish economists.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: MIT, Jewish faculty, anti-Semitism, Samuelson

JEL Classification: A14, B00, B20

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Date posted: June 30, 2013  

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Weintraub, E. Roy, MIT’s Openness to Jewish Economists (June 26, 2013). Center for the History of Political Economy CHOPE Working Paper No. 2013-05; Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2286762 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2286762

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Duke University - Department of Economics ( email )
Durham, NC 27708-0097
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