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Guide to the William J. Baumol Papers, circa 1940-1995 (bulk 1950-1990)

Collection Overview

The professional papers of William Baumol are representative of his career as an academic economist and consultant to industry and government. The collection dates from his appointment to the Department of Economics, Princeton University in 1949 until his retirement in 1992 and covers nearly all of his research interests. Some earlier material (1940s) includes notebooks from the London School of Economics (LSE) and papers prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bulk of the collection dates from 1950 to 1970 and 1975 to 1990. Materials take the form of correspondence with other economists concerning publications or works in progress; manuscript drafts and galleys; papers prepared for conferences and special lectures; research materials (including notes, materials produced by others, data and other statistical output); special project reports, including grant proposals; teaching materials (lecture notes, exams, course syllabi); material relating to industry consulting work, legal testimony and some printed material.

The contents of the collection display Baumol's diverse interests as an economist. Early material is concerned mainly with dynamic systems and their mathematical expression as well as welfare economics and externalities. His work (with his undergraduate student and future Nobel Prize winner, G.S. Becker) on Classical Monetary Theory is also represented. The outcome of Baumol's role as consultant to industry (in connection with the firms Alderson and Sessions, Mathematica, and Consultants in Industry Economics) is manifest in his work on the behavior of firms and industry structure. Reports prepared for Alderson and Sessions, Mathematica, and Consultants in Industry Economics, as well as drafts of papers relating the business activities of firms to economic theory, including his work on the "sales maximization hypothesis," are contained within the collection.

Other subjects include fairness theory, environmental economics, and the development of his "cost disease model" and "unbalanced growth model" which attempt to explain the fiscal problems of the performing arts, educational systems, etc. Much of his work on the finances of the performing arts was undertaken with his wife, Hilda Baumol. In addition, the collection contains material related to his professional involvement with the American Economic Association, the Eastern Economic Association, the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and the American Association of University Professors. The collection also contains legal testimony and reports prepared as an expert witness in antitrust cases before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Interstate Commerce Commission, among many others.

Correspondents and chief protagonists during Baumol's long career represent many notable economists, including colleagues from the London School of Economics and other English economists, David Finch, Frank Hahn, Jan de van Graaf, Friederich Hayek, Sir John Hicks, Nicholas Kaldor, James Meade, Dennis H. Robertson, Lord Lionel Robbins, and Ralph Turvey; Nobel prize winners G.S. Becker, Milton Friedman, and Paul Samuelson; other prominent twentieth century economists including Robert Dorfman and Don Patinkin; Princeton colleagues Jacob Viner and Harvey Leibenstein; frequent co-authors Elizabeth Bailey and Dietrich Fischer; in addition to former students, Samuel Hollander and Richard Quandt. Also represented are industry leaders from telecommunications, transportation, and public utility sectors. Researchers should note the possibility of cross-referencing with other collections included in the Economists' Papers Project, for example, with the Don Patinkin Papers on the subject of Classical Monetary Theory.

The collection is organized into four series, some of which are further divided into associated subseries: Correspondence, Writings, Subject Files, and Legal Testimony.

The Correspondence Series includes the subseries Correspondence Alphabetical, Correspondence by Subject, and Correspondence by Date. Researchers should note that in addition to letters, other material such as drafts of papers sent to Baumol, clippings, and book reviews are included within the series. The material in the Correspondence Alphabetical Subseries covers the early part of Baumol's career, 1943-1968, with the bulk of it dating from the 1950s. Topics covered are representative of his early research interests or those of his correspondents, who for the most part were British colleagues from Baumol's graduate studies at the LSE. The researcher will find that this series is a likely source for viewing the development and formulation of Baumol's ideas as well as his comments on the theories of others. The most substantive correspondence (with more than twenty letters exchanged for each) is between Gary Becker, Robert Dorfman, David Finch, Jan de v. Graaf, Frank Hahn, Don Patinkin, and Paul Samuelson. Much of the correspondence contains copies of both letters to and from Baumol, although there are exceptions to this, particularly for the earlier letters. The last two subseries, Correspondence by Subject and Correspondence by Date, overlap somewhat in terms of the period covered (1952-1984 for the first, and 1974-1990 for the second). The Correspondence by Subject Subseries deals mostly with Baumol's professional activities with the American Economic Association and his other professional activities, including tenure reviews and other recommendations, with notable exceptions in correspondence files for Areeda-Turner (on predatory pricing), Samuelson-Dorfman (on Marx), and Hollander (on Classical economics). Because of the sensitive nature of some materials in the Subject Subseries, researchers using them must sign a release form provided by Research Services staff. The Correspondence by Date Subseries covers a variety of topics but deals mostly with requests for papers or with the details of various engagements.

The Writings Series includes drafts, galley proofs, handwritten notes, correspondence relating to publisher's contracts, and final versions of many of Baumol's published writings, as well as some unpublished and working papers. While the collection does not contain a complete set of Baumol's hundreds of publications, the Writings Series is representative of his diverse research interests and his prolific writing ability. In an effort to preserve the original organization of the Baumol papers, this series is chronological as opposed to organized by subject. Hence, the researcher interested in constructing the process of Baumol's contributions to the theory of, say, Industry Structure, would be advised to consult the Subject Series for teaching materials or research files and the Correspondence Series for a more complete picture.

The Subject Files Series is organized into the following subseries: Project Files, Teaching Materials, and Research Files. The Project Files Subseries is arranged by subject and includes reports prepared for industry consulting to firms such as Southern Railways (1963-65), General Foods (1963) and Morgan Stanley (1963-64); projects on Fairness, Scale Economies, and the Performing Arts; and testimony prepared for government Senate and House of Representatives subcommittees. The bulk of the material is from 1975-1985. The Teaching Material Subseries includes four undated notebooks from Baumol's student days, lecture notes on Dynamics and Welfare Theory (the notes which formed the basis for his first published book and his Ph.D. thesis) and a copy of Lord Robbins' lecture on Classical Economics. The Research Files Subseries is organized by subject: History of Economics, Industrial Organization, Fairness, Productivity/Entrepreneurship, and General.

The Legal Testimony Series contains voluminous records of legal proceedings in which Baumol played a key role as a consultant or witness. The series is organized by the regulatory or legal body involved in legal proceedings: Civil Actions Subseries, Federal Communications Commission Subseries, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Subseries, Federal Trade Commission Subseries, Interstate Commerce Commission Subseries, Public Utilities Subseries, Tax Court Subseries, and Miscellaneous. The material within each subseries is arranged chronologically. There are restricted materials in this series. Some of the materials are clearly marked as attorney-client privileged information (where the client is a major firm) or sealed by the court in question. It is impossible, without going through every item, to ensure an exhaustive list of material that might compromise certain industry secrets or other privileged information; therefore, the researcher using this series must sign a release form provided by the reference staff.

The addition to the collection (2001-0169)(11,825 items, 19.20 linear feet, dated 1964-1995 and undated) contains professional papers including correspondence, reviews, consulting files, lecture notes, drafts of writings, grant files, and three black-and-white transparencies. Revisions of Baumol's writings on productivity and his books Economics: Principles and Policy and Productivity and American Leadership: The Long View are represented among the drafts.

The addition to the collection (2001-0170)(2000 items, 5 linear feet, dated 1974-1990) holds files containing or regarding reviews, recommendations, proposals, engagements, and other correspondence. Subjects include the World Resources Institute, the Eastern Economic Association, and the manuscript of "On Finances of the Performing Arts during Stagflation." There are also 114 floppy disks of graphs and texts for writings by Baumol as well as one reel-to-reel audiotape.

Descriptive Summary

Title
William J. Baumol Papers circa 1940-1995 (bulk 1950-1990)
Creator
Baumol, William J.
Extent
70.7 Linear Feet , 54,675 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

Material within each folder is not in date order. Includes both to and from correspondence except for some of the earlier correspondence and where noted below. Also includes drafts of papers, book reviews, clippings and other materials sent to Baumol. All folder titles are the original titles. Some Correspondence By Subject Subseries materials are restricted: they are open to research, but patrons must sign a release form before using them.

The names listed below indicate that several substantive letters were exchanged.

A ( 1949-1963): Includes Maurice Allais, G.C. Archibald (with R.G. Lipsey), Wroe Alderson
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B ( 1950-1966): Includes Karl Brunner and Hans Brems
Box C1
Becker, G.S. ( 1951-1959): Correspondence exchanged while Becker was a graduate student at The University of Chicago
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C-D-E ( 1948-1966): Includes Les Chandler, Robert Dorfman, Harold Demsetz
Box C1
F ( ca. 1950-1960): Includes David Finch, Milton Friedman, C.E. Ferguson, and Richard Foote (of the US Dept. of Agriculture)
Box C1
G ( 1948-1967): Includes Jan de v. Graaf (letters from, not to) and John Kenneth Galbraith
Box C1
H ( 1947-1967): Includes Sir J.R. Hicks, Ursula Hicks, R.F. Harrod, Terence Hutchinson
Box C1
Hahn, Frank ( undated ca. 1948-1958) letters from, not to
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J-K ( 1959-1968): Includes Nicholas Kaldor, Harold Kuhn
Box C1
L ( 1951-1968): Includes Ian Little, Friedrich Lutz, Harvey Leibenstein
Box C1
M ( 1949-1966): Includes James Meade, Jacob Marschak
Box C1
N-O ( 1948-1966)
Box C1
P ( 1952-1967): Includes Allen Peacock, M. Peston
Box C1
Patinkin, Don ( 1953-1961)
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R ( 1946-1966): Includes Lord Lionel Robbins, D.H. Robertson, Joan Robinson
Box C1
S ( 1943-1963): Includes George Shackle, Robert Strotz, George Stigler, Paul Samuelson, and letters written while serving in the Army to Stuart Siebert
Box C1
T ( 1949-1965): Includes J. Tinbergen, S.C. Tsiang
Box C1
Turvey, Ralph ( 1951-1969)
Box C1
V ( 1954-1966): Includes Jacob Viner
Box C1
W ( 1951-1965)
Box C1
American Association of University Professors ( 1965)
Box C1
American Economic Association (AEA): Adam Smith Session ( 1977)
Box C1
AEA: China Exchange Committee ( 1980)
Box C1
AEA: Committee on Political Discrimination ( 1978)
Box C1
AEA: Encyclopedia Committee ( 1980)
Box C1
AEA: Environment Session ( 1976)
Box C1
AEA: Meetings ( 1976-1977)
Box C1
AEA: Meetings ( 1979-1984)
Box C1
AEA: Meetings ( 1982)
Box C1
AEA: Nominating Committee ( 1983-1984)
Box C1
AEA: Presidential Address ( 1981-1982)
Box C1
American Economic Review ( 1975-1984)
Box C1
American Stock Exchange ( 1977)
Box C1
Areeda-Turner ( 1978-1984)
Box C2
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) ( 1977-1984)
Box C2
AERE Newsletter ( 1981-1982)
Box C2
Association of American Railroads ( 1963)
Box C2
Crank Letters ( 1964-1982)
Box C2
Eastern Economic Association ( 1977-1978)
Box C2
Environmental Economics ( 1973-1974)
Box C2
Hollander, Samuel ( 1979-1986)
Box C2
Institute for Defense Analyses ( 1964)
Box C2
Intermountain Economic Review ( 1977)
Box C2
International Research and Exchanges Board ( 1983)
Box C2
Interschool Humanities Council ( 1976)
Box C2
Journal of Economic Literature ( 1975)
Box C2
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management ( 1976)
Box C2
Journal Referee Reports ( 1975-1983)
Box C2
Leontief Award ( 1978)
Box C2
McCarter Theatre ( 1979-1980)
Box C2
National Science Foundation (NSF) Amendment ( 1981)
Box C2
NSF Proposal Referee Reports ( 1975-1981)
Box C2
New York University ( 1977-1979)
Box C2
Princeton University ( 1952-1969)
Box C2
Publishers' Contracts ( 1960-1977)
Box C2
Samuelson-Dorfman ( 1973-1983)
Box C2
Tenure and Promotions ( 1977-1983)
Box C2
1975-1981 (7 folders)
Box C2
1981
Box C3
1981-1982: Engagements
Box C3
1982
Box C3
1983
Box C3
1983: Engagements
Box C3
1984
Box C3
1984: Engagements
Box C3
1984: Engagements Declined
Box C3
1986-1990
Box C3

Includes notes, drafts, correspondence and comments of others, final versions, publisher's contracts, and reviews. Folder titles and dates refer to the publication in question. Arranged chronologically.

Early Papers
Box W1
Misc. proofs and offprints ( 1947-1957)
Box W1
Book Reviews ( 1947-1956)
Box W1
Economic Dynamics ( 1951)
Box W1
The Von-Neumann--Morgenstern Utility Index ( 1951) (2 folders)
Box W1
Classical Monetary Theory: The Outcome of the Discussion ( 1952)
Box W1
The Transactions Demand for Cash ( 1952)
Box W1
Welfare Economics and the Theory of the State ( 1952)
Box W1
Recent Developments in Mathematical Economics ( 1953)
Box W1
The Ricardo Effect in the Point-Input-Point-Output Case ( 1953)
Box W1
Firms with Limited Money Capital ( 1953)
Box W1
Bernoulli Translation ( 1954)
Box W1
Economic Processes and Policies ( 1954)
Box W1
More on the Multiplier Effects of a Balanced Budget ( 1956)
Box W1
Magnification ( 1956)
Box W1
Decision Making under Uncertainty ( 1957)
Box W1
Speculation, Profitability, and Stability ( 1958)
Box W1
Cardinal Utility which is Ordinal ( 1958)
Box W1
Topology of Second Order Linear Difference Equations with Constant Coefficients ( 1958)
Box W1
Activity Analysis in One Lesson ( 1958)
Box W1
Alternative Interest Theories in Disequilibrium Conditions ( 1959)
Box W1
Business Behavior, Value and Growth ( 1959) (2 folders)
Box W1
Mathematical Models and Thinking in Marketing ( 1960)
Box W1
Wine Pricing, Capital Theory and Practice ( 1960)
Box W1
Economic Theory and Operations Analysis ( 1961)
Box W1
Pitfalls in Contracyclical Policies ( 1961)
Box W1
What Price Economic Growth? ( 1961)
Box W1
Stocks, Flows and Monetary Theory ( 1962)
Box W2
Urban Services ( 1962)
Box W2
Theory of the Expansion of the Firm ( 1962)
Box W2
On Dividend Policy and Market Imperfections ( 1963)
Box W2
Decomposition Pricing for Decentralization ( 1964)
Box W2
Dynamics and Statics in Economics ( 1964)
Box W2
Rules of Thumb ( 1964)
Box W2
On the Geometry of Second Best ( 1965)
Box W2
The Stock Market and Economic Efficiency ( 1965)
Box W2
Models of Economic Competition ( 1965)
Box W2
Incremental Costs, Pricing and the Differential ( 1966)
Box W2
Economics ( 1967)
Box W2
Macroeconomics of Unbalanced Growth ( 1967)
Box W2
Error Produced by Linearization ( 1967)
Box W2
On the Appropriate Discount Rate ( 1967)
Box W2
Public Expenditure Decisions ( 1968)
Box W2
Precursors in Mathematical Economics ( 1968) (2 folders)
Box W2
Regulation of Public Utility Profits ( 1969)
Box W2
Transportation and the City ( 1970)
Box W2
Sir John Hicks ( 1970)
Box W2
Models of Oligopolistic Competition ( 1970)
Box W2
Optimal Departures from Marginal Cost Pricing ( 1970)
Box W2
External Economies and Second Order Conditions ( 1970)
Box W2
On The Behavioral Theory of the Firm ( 1971)
Box W2
Say's at Least Eight Laws ( 1975)
Box W2
Leningrad Paper ( 1975)
Box W2
Marx Papers ( 1975)
Box W2
Various Papers ( 1975)
Box W2
Cost Minimizing Number of Firms ( 1976)
Box W2
Various Papers ( 1976)
Box W2
Cost Minimizing Number of Firms ( 1977)
Box W3
Various Papers ( 1977)
Box W3
Output Distribution Frontier ( 1978)
Box W3
Business Morality and the Social Interest ( 1978)
Box W3
Quasi-Optimality: The Price We Must Pay for a Price System ( 1978)
Box W3
Various Papers ( 1978)
Box W3
Scale Economies and Intertemporal ( 1979)
Box W3
The Price Iso-Return Locus ( 1979)
Box W3
On Some Microeconomic Issues ( 1979)
Box W3
Quasi-Permanence of Price Reductions ( 1979)
Box W3
Planning and Dual Values of Linearized ( 1979)
Box W3
Newspaper Editorials ( 1979-1983)
Box W3
Various Papers ( 1979)
Box W3
Baumol-Blinder Introductory Economics Text ( 1979-1982)
Box W3
On the Finances of the Performing Arts ( 1980)
Box W3
Productivity, Rising R&D Costs ( 1980) (2 folders)
Box W3
Unprofitable Energy ( 1980)
Box W3
Profitability and Energy Output ( 1980)
Box W3
Various Papers ( 1980)
Box W3
Straddles ( 1981)
Box W4
Superfairness Theory and Rationing Policy ( 1981)
Box W4
Peak Pricing, Congestion, and Fairness ( 1981)
Box W4
Subsidies to New Energy Sources ( 1981)
Box W4
On the Regulation of Utilities ( 1981)
Box W4
Entrepreneurship and the Sociopolitical ( 1981)
Box W4
Contestable Markets: An Uprising ( 1981)
Box W4
Various Papers ( 1981)
Box W4
Government as a Catalyst for Private Pursuit ( 1982)
Box W4
On the Theory of Perfectly Contestable Markets ( 1982)
Box W4
On Inflation and the Arts ( 1982)
Box W4
A Paradox in the Measurement of Interindustry ( 1982)
Box W4
On My Sculptures of Carved Wood ( 1982)
Box W4
Marx and the Iron Law of Wages ( 1982)
Box W4
Deregulation and the New Contestability Analysis ( 1982)
Box W4
Contestable Markets and the Theory of Industry ( 1982)
Box W4
Towards an Analysis of Entrepreneurship ( 1982)
Box W4
Models for Systematic Evaluation of ( 1982)
Box W4
The Income Distribution Frontier ( 1982)
Box W4
Various ( 1982)
Box W5
Productivity in Higher Education ( 1983)
Box W5
Towards a Theory of Public Enterprise ( 1983)
Box W5
Introduction to Reinecius and Themes that Emerged ( 1983)
Box W5
Fairness Book ( 1983)
Box W5
On the Career of a Microeconomist ( 1983)
Box W5
On Interindustry Differences in Absolute Productivity ( 1983)
Box W5
Feedback Models, R&D, Information ( 1983) (2 folders)
Box W5
Growth Policy and the Services ( 1983)
Box W5
Feedback from Productivity Growth ( 1983)
Box W5
Deregulation and the Theory of Contestable Markets ( 1983)
Box W5
Industry Structure Analysis and Public ( 1983)
Box W5
Various Papers, (1983) (2 folders)
Box W5
Various Papers, (1984) (2 folders)
Box W6
The Mass Media and the Cost Disease ( 1984)
Box W6
Input and Output Composition Changes ( 1984)
Box W6
On My Attitudes: Sociopolitical and Methodological ( 1984)
Box W6
Use of Antitrust to Subvert Competition and on Productivity Growth in the Long Run ( 1984)
Box W6
Productivity and Related Variables ( 1984)
Box W6
Palgrave Entries ( 1984)
Box W6
Wheatsheaf Prefaces ( 1984)
Box W6
Unbalanced Growth Revisited ( 1984)
Box W6
The Future of the Theatre ( 1984)
Box W6
Rebirth of a Fallen Leader: Italy ( 1985)
Box W6
Productivity Book ( 1986)
Box W6
Chaos: Significance, Mechanism ( 1986)
Box W6
Antitrust Policy and High Technology ( 1988)
Box W6
Antitrust: Source of Dynamic and ... ( 1990)
Box W6
Volume on Entrepreneurship ( 1990)
Box W6
Scale Economies ( 1992)
Box W6
Reswitching, Social Discount Rate, and Environmental Protection ( 1995)
Box W6
Various Papers ( 1968-1979)
Box W7
Various Papers ( 1982-1983)
Box W7
Competitive Interdependence in Decision Making ( undated)
Box W7
Misc. Speeches ( undated)
Box W7
Various Papers ( undated)
Box W7
Publication List ( 1947-1987)
Box W7
C.V. Starr Center Discussion Paper Series ( 1975-1985) (5 folders)
Box W7
An Introduction to Linear Programming
Box W7
Lectures in Economic Theory
Box W7
Superfairness: Applications and Theory
Box W7
Economic Dynamics: An Introduction
Box W7
Business Behavior, Value, and Growth
Box W7
Contestable Markets and the Theory of Industry Structure
Box W7

Includes grants, proposals, reports, and statistical data output. Folder titles are the originals except for the Government, Industry, and Performing Arts files, since most of this material was received as loose papers. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Applied Theory of Fairness ( 1980s)
Box S1
Baumol as Artist ( various dates)
Box S1
Book Proposal: Adventures in Chinese Grocery Shopping ( undated)
Box S1
Committee for Economic Development ( 1982)
Box S1
Committee on Contracting with Publishers ( 1980-1983) (2 folders)
Box S1
Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Work ( 1976-1977) (2 folders)
Box S1
Cookbook for NSF/DSI ( 1976)
Box S1
Dept. of Agriculture Reports ( 1942-1943 and 1952)
Box S1
Economic Policy Council ( 1970-1974)
Box S1
Joint Economic Committee ( 1958)
Box S1
Senate Judiciary Committee ( 1981)
Box S1
Senate Public Works Committee on Materials Policy ( 1976)
Box S1
Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity ( 1982)
Box S1
State of New York Assembly ( 1984)
Box S1
Subcommittee on the Activities of Regulatory Agencies relating to Small Businesses ( 1968)
Box S1
Telecommunications Bill ( 1982)
Box S1
US House of Representatives ( 1981-1982 and undated)
Box S1
Grants, misc. ( various dates)
Box S1
P. Ballatine and Sons ( 1963)
Box S1
Canadian Railroads ( 1976)
Box S1
Carpenter Steel Company ( 1957)
Box S1
Cost Indices ( 1981)
Box S1
Dept. of the Navy ( 1958-1963)
Box S1
General Foods ( 1963)
Box S1
Media Selection ( 1963)
Box S1
Monsanto Chemical Company ( 1957)
Box S1
Morgan Stanley ( 1963-1964)
Box S2
Philadelphia Retail Market ( 1960)
Box S2
Southern Railway ( 1963-1965)
Box S2
Wharton School of Finance and Commerce ( 1960)
Box S2
Interaction between Price Changes and Government Regulation ( 1977)
Box S2
Joint Council on Economic Education ( undated)
Box S2
Lazarsfeld Project ( 1953)
Box S2
Mc Caleb Seiler Publishing Co. ( 1969-70)
Box S2
Microeconomics Research Fund ( 1977-1982) (2 folders)
Box S2
New York University Subcommittee on Graduate Education ( 1983)
Box S2
Art Finances ( 1980-1985)
Box S2
Artistic Deficit Study ( 1985-1990) (4 folders)
Box S2
Economic Development and the Performing Arts ( 1982)
Box S2
Financial Data ( 1975-1989)
Box S2
Miscellaneous ( various dates)
Box S2
National Endowment for the Arts ( 1975-1989)
Box S2
Papers ( 1986 and undated)
Box S2
US-USSR Arts Study ( 1989-1990) (4 folders)
Box S2
Pfizer Grant ( 1980-1981)
Box S2
Rescuing the Free Market from its Constituents ( 1983)
Box S2
Scale Economies and Public Attributes of Information ( 1974-1977) (5 folders)
Box S3
Sloan Seminar ( 1978-1982)
Box S3
Towards a Theory of Determination of Market Form ( 1977-1980)
Box S3

Includes lecture notes, course syllabi, exams and problem sets. Arranged alphabetically.

Baumol as Student; includes four undated notebooks
Box S3
Description and Analysis of the Price System ( 1989)
Box S3
Economic Dynamics and Welfare Theory ( 1946-1949)
Box S3
Economics of Antitrust ( 1978)
Box S3
Exams ( 1950-1959)
Box S3
Exams ( 1960-1969)
Box S3
Exams ( 1970-1979)
Box S3
Exams ( 1980-1989)
Box S3
History of Economic Thought ( 1979-1988) (2 folders)
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Industrial Organization ( undated)
Box S3
Miscellaneous ( various dates)
Box S3
Regulation Lectures ( 1983)
Box S3
Robbins Lectures on Classical Economics ( undated)
Box S3
Transparencies ( undated)
Box S3
Cantillon
Box S4
Cournot, A.
Box S4
Marshall, Alfred
Box S4
Marx, Karl (5 folders)
Box S4
Ricardo, David
Box S4
Robbins Manuscript
Box S4
Smith, Adam
Box S4
Wicksell, Knut
Box S4
Contestability Theory (5 folders)
Box S4
Predatory Pricing (2 folders)
Box S4
Price Flexibility
Box S4
Fairness (11 folders)
Box S5
Productivity/ Entrepreneurship (3 of 11 folders)
Box S5
Productivity/ Entrepreneurship (folders 4-11)
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Chaos
Box S6
Comparative Statics
Box S6
Current Problems ( undated)
Box S6
Deceleration of British Growth ( 1873-1913) by W. Arthur Lewis ( 1967)
Box S6
Finance
Box S6
Mozart (3 folders)
Box S6
Non Linear Differential Equations
Box S6
Portfolio Theory
Box S6

Includes sworn testimony, affidavits, drafts, correspondence and papers prepared for counsel. Arranged by date. Material that was clearly marked "privileged and confidential" is noted below; however, without examining every document, it is impossible to conclude that the list is complete or that other documents do not make reference to the confidential material. Researchers wishing to use this series must sign a release form provided by the reference staff.

1967, 5227, Louisville and Nashville Railroad v. United States
Box LT1
1977, 74C 633, MCI v. AT&T (2 folders)
Box LT1
74-3599 (RJK) and 74-3600 (RJK) USA v. CBS, Inc. and USA v. ABC, Inc.
Box LT1
1981, 74-1698, United States v. AT&T
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1981, 79 Civ. 6996, Sharon Steel Corporation
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3AN-79-1903 and 3AN-80-1542, Atlantic Richfield Co. v. State of Alaska
Box LT1
82 Civ. 1093 (JES) and 1394, 1737, 2746, 6399 and 83 Civ. 3138 (JES), Low Density Polyethylene Resins Antitrust Litigation (1 folder, 1 bound item)
Box LT1
1984, G-93-265, TCA Building Co. v Northwestern Resources Co. (1 folder, 1 bound item)
Box LT1
1986, Midtec v. C&NW
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1987, 86-5428, Chlorine and Caustic Soda Antitrust Litigation (FILED UNDER SEAL)
Box LT1
1988, C.A. no 10319, Grand Metropolitan PLC v. Pillsbury Co.
Box LT1
1989, 88-Civ-3474 (JMcL), City of New York v. US Dept. of Commerce
Box LT1
1989, MDL 587, Lower Lake Erie Iron Ore Antitrust Litigation (2 folders)
Box LT1
1989, MDL-667-ER (TX), Air Passenger Computer Reservation Antitrust Litigation (2 folders, 1 bound item)
Box LT1
1991, 38302s, US Dept. of Energy v. Ohio Railroad Co.
Box LT1
1993, Consolidated Rail Corp.
Box LT1
1994, 82-0192 HHG, USA v. Western Electric and AT&T (2 bound items)
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1994, CV94-3682 (ERK), Bell Atlantic, NYNEX v. AT&T
Box LT2
1966-1969, No. 16258
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1967, No. 16258, American Telephone and Telegraph Co. ( AT&T)
Box LT2
Official Proceedings (7 folders)
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1974, AT&T Correspondence (3 folders)
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1966-1975, Nos. 16258, 18128, 19919, 20376, 20288, Direct Testimony Exhibits (2 folders)
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Nos. 18128, 18684, 18718
Box LT2
1976, No. 18128, Memorandum Opinion and Order
Box LT2
Circa 1970s, Miscellaneous Testimony
Box LT2
1973-1990, AT&T Papers and Correspondence
Box LT3
1973-1991, AT&T Papers and Correspondence
Box LT3
1981-1986, AT&T Papers and Correspondence
Box LT3
1983, BC 82-345, Financial Interest Rule and Syndication (1 folder, 2 bound items)
Box LT3
1994, CC Docket 87-313 Policy and Rules Concerning Rates for Dominant Carriers
Box LT3
undated, Transparencies
Box LT3
undated, Miscellaneous documents
Box LT3
1983, OR78-1-014 and 016, TransAlaska Pipeline System
Box LT3
1985, OR79-1-000 and 002, Williams Pipelines Co.
Box LT3
1986, IS85-15-000, Southern Pacific Pipelines, Inc.
Box LT3
1988, IS87-14-000, Buckeye Pipeline Company (PROTECTED MATERIALS)
Box LT3
1993, RM93-11-000, Revisions to Oil Pipeline Regulations
Box LT3
1982, 9135, B.A.T. Industries and Appleton Papers Inc.
Box LT4
1985, 9157, Echlin Manufacturing Co. and Borg-Warner Corp.
Box LT4
1986, 86-1764, Coca-Cola Company
Box LT4
1970, 34013(1), Cost Standards in Intramodal Rate Proceedings
Box LT4
1973, 27353(1), Determination of Compensation (1 folder, 1 bound item)
Box LT4
1980, 9222, Conrail Surcharge on Pulpboard
Box LT4
1981, 37063 and 357, Increased Rates on Coal
Box LT4
1981, No. 30 000, Union Pacific Corp. (2 folders, 1 bound item)
Box LT4
1982-1988, No. 292, Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures (3 bound items)
Box LT4
1982, No. 36988, Alternative Methods of Accounting for Railroad Track Structures
Box LT4
1981-1986, No. 393 (1), Standards for Railroad Revenue Adequacy (1 folder, 4 bound items), cont. in box IV 5
Box LT4
1983, No. 30 300, CSX Corp. v. American Commercial Lines, Inc. (1 folder, 2 bound items)
Box LT5
1983, No. 347 (1), Coal Rate Guidelines Nationwide (2 folders, 3 bound items), cont. in box 6
Box LT5
1984, No. 30 500, Norfolk Southern Corp. v. North American Van Lines
Box LT6
1985, No. 445 (1), Intramodal Rail Competition (1 folder, 1 bound item)
Box LT6
1985, No. 346 (8), Exemption from Regulation (2 bound items)
Box LT6
1985, No. 30 400, Sante Fe Southern Pacific Corp. (1 folder; 6 bound items)
Box LT6
1985, No. 456, Staggers Rail Act of 1980
Box LT6
1985, No. 38676
Box LT6
1986, No. 38783, Omaha Public Power v. Burlington Northern Railroad
Box LT6
1985, Chessie Railroad System: Correspondence
Box LT6
1987, Nos. 37809 and 37815s, Burlington Northern Inc.
(2 bound items)
Box LT6
1987, No. 38301S, Coal Trading Corp. v. The B&O Railroad Co.
Box LT7
1987-1994, No. 347(2), Rate Guidelines-Non coal Proceedings (2 bound items)
Box LT7
1990, No. 37063 and 38025s, Rate Reasonableness Issues (1 bound item)
Box LT7
1991, No. 30 000 (16), St. Louis Southwestern Railway (1 folder, 1 bound item)
Box LT7
1992, No. 22218, Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe Railway Co.
Box LT7
1993, 21215 (5), Seaboard Airline Railroad Co.
Box LT7
1993, 32133(2), Union Pacific (FILED UNDER SEAL)
Box LT7
1972, No. 722-153, Dept. of Public Utilities State of New Jersey
Box LT7
1974, No. 2-U-7423, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Box LT7
1975, No. 26775, New York State Public Service Commission (2 folders)
Box LT7
1985, Nos. 86-2, 85-186, 85-212, State of Maine Public Utilities Commission (5 folders)
Box LT7
1985, No. TC-85-126, TO-85-130 and TO-84-223, Public Service Commission of the State of Missouri
Box LT8
1987, PUC 870012, Virginia State Corporation Commission
Box LT8
1988, Nos. 87-0169, 87-0427, 88-0189, 88-0219, 83-0537, and 84-0555, Illinois Commerce Commission
Box LT8
1989, No. 6669, Public Utilities Commission of Texas (2 folders)
Box LT8
1992, No. I.87-11-033, Public Utilities Commission of California
Box LT8
1994, Nos. 93-576-TP-CSS and 93-487-TP-ALT, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Box LT8
Miscellaneous papers, various dates
Box LT8
1982, No. 12836-79, G. D. Searle and Co.
Box LT8
1987, No. 26230-83, Sunstrand Corp. and Subsidiaries
Box LT8
1991, No. 28860-89, Perkin-Elmer Corp.
Box LT8
undated, Nos. 2674-88 and 23619-88, Yamaha Motor Corp.
Box LT8
Postal Rate Commission (2 folders)
Box LT8
1983, No. 41686, Civil Aeronautics Board
Box LT8
1984-1985, Computer Inquiry Project (3 folders) CONFIDENTIAL
Box LT9
1985 and undated, Fidelity Management and Research Co./Brokerage Commission Rates (3 folders) CONFIDENTIAL
Box LT9
1985, Railroad Accounting Principles Board (1 folder, 1 bound item)
Box LT9
1986, No. 29469, AT&T Communications of New York
Box LT9
1994, New Zealand Telecom
Box LT9
Undated, Nos. 88-07-020, 88-08-051, 89-03-046, AT&T Communications of California
Box LT9
Undated, Copyright Royalty Tribunal
Box LT9
Undated, DPU 18210, New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. (2 folders)
Box LT9
undated, Misc. Testimony and Papers (3 folders) Some FILED UNDER SEAL
Box LT9
Hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives; Subcommittee on HUD independent agencies
Box LT9
Hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate on Monopolization and Competition in the Telecommunications Industry
Box LT9
Hearings before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection, and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce; House of Representatives
Box LT9

Processing note: box ranges denote the full contents of original record storage boxes. Brackets surrounding box contents denote archivist-supplied titles. Non-bracketed titles denote either an archivist-imposed narrative description of the contents of each box or a title given the box by Baumol.

Some of the materials in this addition are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rubenstein Library to use this collection.

Boxes 2-3 and 12-14 contain sensitive material. Patron must sign a release form before use. Contact a Reference Archivist.

Lectures and reserve materials for Economics 506: History of Economic Thought, Economics 541: Industrial Organization and Public Policy, and Economics 102: Micro-Description and Analysis of Price Systems, 1979; Reviews and comments, 1983-1984
Box 1
Warhol case, NZ, Misc. Cons[ultations], 1991-1995

[Some legal sized material from box 2 removed to legal-sized box 32.]

Box 2-3
6th ed. Baumol-Blinder, 1992

Correspondence and drafts of each chapter of Economics: Principles and Policy

Box 3-5
Drafts of articles, 1982-1994

Also includes biographical information in box 6.

Needs more processing before use: reformat newspaper clippings in boxes 5 and 6.

Box 5-7
Expired grants, 1986-1990

Mainly Pew Charitable Trust and National Science Foundation.

Needs more processing before use: remove materials from envelope in box 7; reformat newspaper clippings in box 8.

Box 7-9
Drafts of essays, newspaper articles, and speeches; book reviews written by Baumol, 1973-1992
Box 9-11
Drafts of articles, 1986-1990s

Includes testimony for air passenger computer reservation systems antitrust litigation case in box 12.

Box 12-14
Correspondence, 1964-1978; reviews of Baumol's work and his comments, 1979-1980 and 1974
Box 15-17
Miscellaneous Baumol/Wolff/Blackman productivity articles, 1979-1988
Box 17-21
Productivity files (old), 1981-1985

Including "Sue Anne's Files."

Box 21-23
Files (drafts), 1989-1993

Includes drafts of essays and newspaper articles.

Box 24-26
[Drafts of chapters for] Productivity and American Leadership: The Long View
Box 26-28
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1986-1987; reviews and comments file, 1985-1995

[Some legal-sized material from box 28 removed to legal-sized box 32.]

Box 28-32
Warhol case materials

[Removed from box 2.]

Box 32
Convergence of productivity Baumol art

[Removed from box 28.]

Box 32

Some of the materials in this addition are not immediately accessible because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rubenstein Library to use this collection.

Boxes 1, 5-7 contain sensitive material. Patron must sign a release form before use. Contact a Reference Archivist.

Sloan applicants; articles reviewed or read; recommendations, 1980-1987
Box 1
Recommendations, 1975-1981; engagements accepted and not accepted, 1984-1988
Box 2
Includes possible study and leave opportunities; the World Resources Institute; and engagements accepted and not accepted, 1985-1990

[One computer disk from folder 3 of "unnamed" removed to box 9.]

Box 3
Includes engagements accepted, 1990; New York University economics department interoffice memoranda, budgets, and other correspondence; and Eastern Economic Association correspondence and other materials, 1977-1985
Box 4
Includes New York University economics department forms, tenure material, and other material, 1974-1982; correspondence with and manuscripts from Harcourt, Brace, Jonanovitch, Inc., 1982-1985; correspondence, 1990
Box 5
Includes recommendations, 1988-1989; proposals, books, and articles reviewed, 1981-1989; graduate student correspondence, salary information, and other materials from Princeton University, 1987-1988
Box 6
Includes material for On Finances of the Performing Arts During Stagflation, 1980-1982; and National Science Foundation proposals reviewed and other NSF materials, 1981-1984
Box 7
Correspondence and material relating to Baumol's work on Fritz Machlup's book, 1982-1984; drafts of articles written for various journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Economic Literature, 1976-1990
Box 8
Computer Diskettes containing graphs, publications, miscellaneous information, and system software
Box 9
Reel-to-reel audiotape: Velocidad Grabación-3 3/4, miércoles 11 de enero de 1978 [1978 Jan 11 Wed.], 15 minutos del día 12 Lado 2 [15 minutes of day 12, side 2]
Box 10

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1922, February 26Born in New York, N.Y.
1936-1938Attended first formal art classes sponsored by the Works Progress Administration.
1942BSS, College of the City of New York; organized extracurricular classes on microeconomics.
1942-1943 and 1946Junior Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1943-1945Served in U.S. Army, stationed in France.
1946-1949London School of Economics; Graduate Student and Assistant Lecturer in American Economy and Economic Dynamics. (Lecture notes for the latter formed the basis for his first published book, Economic Dynamics, 1951, 1959, 1970).
1949Completed University of London Ph. D. thesis, later published as Welfare Economics and the Theory of the State, 1952, 1965. Ph.D. examiners were Marcus Flemming and Lord Lionel Robbins.
1949-1953Associate Professor of Economics, Princeton University.
1954-1992Professor of Economics, Princeton University.
1959Publication of Business Behavior, Value and Growth (second edition 1966).
1961Publication of Economic Theory and Operations Analysis (later editions in 1965, 1972, 1976).
1962-1970Chairman, Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession, American Association of University Professors.
1966Publication with W.G. Bowen of Performing Arts: The Economic Dilemma.
1967-1975Past Chairman and member, Economic Policy Council, State of New Jersey.
1968-1970Vice-President, American Association of University Professors.
1971-currentProfessor of Economics and Director, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
1975Publication with W.E. Oates of The Theory of Environmental Policy, (second edition 1988).
1978President, Eastern Economics Association.
1978-1979President, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
1979Publication with A.S. Blinder of the first edition of introductory textbook, Economics: Principles and Policies. Later editions in 1982, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1994, and 1998.
1981President, American Economics Association.
1982Publication with J.C. Panzar and R.D. Willig of Contestable Markets and the Theory of Industry Structure (second edition 1982).
1984Editor with wife, Hilda Baumol, of Inflation and the Performing Arts.
1986Publication of Superfairness: Applications and Theory.
1992-currentSenior Research Economist and Professor Emeritus of Economics, Princeton University.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William J. Baumol Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The papers of William J. Baumol, noted Princeton and New York University economist, were received as a gift to the Special Collections Library in 1995 and 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Shauna Saunders and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico

Completed April 27, 2000

Additions minimally processed by Ann G. Langford and Sue-Ellen Katz.

Last updated October 29, 2001

Encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Lisa Stark, and Ruth E. Bryan

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