Hans Apel, Samuelson's Economics and Academic Freedom, 1950-57

University of Birmingham, Department of Economics, Discussion Papers

45 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2014

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Roger Backhouse

University of Birmingham - Department of Economics; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE)

Date Written: February 01, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Backhouse, Roger, Hans Apel, Samuelson's Economics and Academic Freedom, 1950-57 (February 01, 2014). University of Birmingham, Department of Economics, Discussion Papers, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2540465 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2540465

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