Hans Apel, Samuelson's Economics and Academic Freedom, 1950-57
University of Birmingham, Department of Economics, Discussion Papers
45 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2014
Date Written: February 01, 2014
This paper presents the story of the attempts made by Hans Apel, after a Professor at Bridgeport University, to defend academic freedom through strengthening the right of instructors to choose their own textbooks. The story began when his university was attacked and threatened with losing donations as a result of its use of Paul Samuelson's introductory textbook and that culminated in an article in the AAUP Bulletin.
Keywords: Economics, textbooks, academic freedom, Apel, Samuelson
JEL Classification: B2, B3
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