Eno River Press Collection of Economics Syllabuses

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At the beginning of the 1980s, Ed Tower, an economics professor at Duke University, began publishing with the Eno River Press volumes of syllabuses from economics courses around the world. Each volume contained syllabuses from a particular field—history of economics, development economics, urban and regional economics, and so on. Professor Tower continued his project into the mid-1990s. In 2020, he donated his collection of volumes to the HOPE Center.

Four of the volumes covered the history of economics. The four volumes have now been digitized and are available for use. The syllabuses are from courses taught by a number of prominent figures in the field.

1980, volume 11

1981, volume 24

1990, volume 24

1995, volume 25

William Baumol, History of Economic Thought, Princeton University, 1978

Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, History of Economic Thought, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, c.1980

George Stigler, History of Economic Thought, University of Chicago, 1989–90


Selected syllabuses from non-history courses have also been digitized. 

Orley Ashenfelter, Econometrics: A Mathematical Approach, Princeton University, Fall 1994

Orley Ashenfelter and John Di Nardo, Economics of Labor, Princeton University, Fall 1994–95

Olivier Blanchard, Macroeconomic Theory III, MIT, Fall 1992

Olivier Blanchard, Macroeconomics I, MIT, Spring 1995

James Buchanan and Viktor Vanberg, Economic Philosophy, George Mason University, Spring 1990

Peter A. Diamond, Social Insurance, MIT, Spring 1981

Martin Feldstein and Alan Auerbach, Public Finance II, Harvard University, Spring 1981

Duncan Foley, Marxist Economic Theory, Barnard College, 1979

Benjamin Friedman, Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, Harvard University, Fall 1994

C. W. J. Granger and G. D. A. Phillips, Advanced Econometrics, University of California, San Diego, Fall 1979

Daniel Hamermesh, Introduction to Labor Economics, University of Texas, Fall 1994

Arnold Harberger and Robert Topel, Graduate Price Theory II, University of Chicago, Winter 1980

Milton Harris, Game Theory, Information, and Uncertainty, University of Chicago, Spring 1995

James Heckman, Analysis of Discrete and Longitudinal Data, University of Chicago, Spring 1981

James Heckman, Econ 311 [Microeconometrics and the Evaluation of Social Programs], University of Chicago, Fall 1994

Hendrik Houthakker, Securities, Options, and Futures, Harvard University, Fall 1992

Paul Krugman, International Economics I (reading list), MIT, c.1980

N. Gregory Mankiw, Macroeconomics, Harvard University, Spring 1995

Debra Meyerson, Work in the 1990s: The Organization of Women and Men, Stanford University, c.1995

Thomas Schelling, Economic Principles and Public Policy, Harvard University, Spring 1981

Robert Shiller, Econometric Modeling of the Monetary Sector: Theory and Estimation, Institute for Advanced Studies, June–July 1980

George Stigler, Public Control of Economic Activity, University of Chicago, Fall 1989

Joseph Stiglitz, Theory of Information, Princeton University, January 1980

Arthur M. Sullivan, Urban Economics, University of California–Davis, c.1990

James Tobin, Macroeconomic Theory and Policy, Yale University, Spring 1994

Arnold Zellner, Introduction to Econometrics, University of Chicago, Fall 1994


Exams and Other Documents

Labor prelims, University of Chicago, Spring 1979