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Guide to the Robert W. Clower Papers, 1920s-2000 and undated

Abstract

The papers of economist Robert Clower consist of professional correspondence, writings, teaching materials, subject files, and some personal and legal materials from Clower's career, which stretched from 1949 until 1999.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Robert W. Clower papers
Creator
Clower, Robert W.
Extent
20.0 linear feet, 11,250 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The Robert Clower Papers consist of professional correspondence, writings, teaching materials, subject files, and some personal and legal materials from Clower's career, which stretched from 1949 until 1999. Clower's correspondence includes many prominent names of 20th century economics: Milton Friedman, John R. Hicks, Peter Howitt, Arjo Klamer, David Laidler, Axel Leijonhufvud, Don Patinkin, Joan Robinson, Paul Samuelson, and others. Duke University faculty are represented in the Clower papers by Craufurd Goodwin, Neil DeMarchi, and Roy Weintraub. Also included are: Moses Abramowitz, Jess Benhabib, Clive Bull, David Colander, Paul Davidson, Frank Hahn, John Haltiwanger, Tom Hazlett, Roger Kormendi, Larry Kotlikoff, Robert Solow, and Sir Alan Walters. The Correspondence Series also includes a subseries of recommendation files. The collection also includes files of Clower's writings, ranging from notes and fragments to drafts and copies of published articles. Writings date from the 1950s through the 1990s. Topics covered in the collection include monetary theory, price theory, price determination, employment, banking, disequilibrium, stock-flow analysis, Keynesian economics/macroeconomics, Say's Law, and mathematical economics. The collection does not contain a complete set of drafts of Clower's writings. Many of the writings are untitled typescripts and fragments of notes.

The collection includes writings from Clower's father, F.W. (Fay Walter) Clower, also an economist; two copies of John Maynard Keynes's The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money, annotated by Clower; 5 cassette tapes with dictated letters; teaching materials from several economics classes taught by Clower throughout his career; and legal transcripts of 1979 court cases and hearings in which Clower testified.

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Contents of the Collection

Writings, 1948-1999 and undated

Clower's Writings Series includes everything from notes, fragments, drafts, and copies of published articles. The series includes Clower's book reviews, public lectures, book chapters, articles, and responses to other authors. Some of the titles include accompanying correspondence and edits by Clower and his collaborators. The materials are grouped alphabetically by title, with dates included when known. Miscellaneous untitled and loose excerpts are included at the end of the series.

An American Program for World Peace in the Present Crisis, 1948

Draft of essay for Tamiment Social and Economic Institute contest.

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The Analogy Between Ordinary and Relative Reference Analysis, undated

Typed draft.

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The Anatomy of Competitive Pricing, undated

Handwritten draft excerpt.

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The Anatomy of Economics, undated

Drafts of chapter abstracts.

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The Anatomy of Monetary Theory, 1977

Offprint and typed drafts.

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Are Administered Prices Socially Undesireable?, undated

Offprint.

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The Art of Economics, undated

Preface and introduction drafts.

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Article and book reviews by Robert Clower, undated

Various reviews written by Clower about other authors' work.

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The Asset Portfolio Decision - Corporate Profits Dividends and Retained Earnings, undated

Handwritten draft and models.

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Axiomatics in Economics, 1994

Typed draft.

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Barter Exchange and Monetary Theory, undated

Typed draft.

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Basic Topics in Economics, undated

Outline of book.

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A Bayesian Approach to the Pricing Policy of an Ignorant Trader, 1973

Draft and notes.

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Business Enterprise and Economic Change: Essays in Honor of Harold F. Williamson, 1974

Review of Clower's contribution.

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Business Investment and the Theory of Price, undated

Published pages.

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Capitalist Production in a Stationary State, undated

Typed and handwritten draft excerpts.

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Causal Systems and Stability, 1965

Offprint.

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Causal Systems in Macroeconomic Theory, undated

Typed excerpt with annotations.

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Class assignments, Econ. 300, undated

Clower's school papers.

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The Classics and Keynes: A Reinterpretation, 1958

Typed draft.

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Comment on Benevie: Choice Theoretic Basis for Disequilibrium Models, undated

Typed draft.

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Comment on "On the Behavioral and Rational Foundations of Economic Dynamics," 1986

Photocopy of published pages.

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Comment: The Optimal Growth Rate of Money, undated

Offprints.

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Comment: Perspectives on Twentieth Century Economic Theory, 1971-1973

Typed draft and photocopies.

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The Common Sense of Markets and Money, undated

Typed draft with annotation.

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Competition, Monopoly, and the Theory of Price, 1955

Journal issue and offprint.

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Continuing Crisis in Macroeconomics, undated

Drafts of various versions.

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Conversations with Leading Economists, by Howard Vane and Brian Snowden, 1998-1999

Transcript and correspondence.

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The Coordination of Economic Activities, 1973-1976

Outline and drafts from the book.

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The Coordination of Economic Activities: A Keynesian Perspective, 1975

Offprint of article.

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Critical Essays in Economic Theory, 1999

Outlines.

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The Dalton Swiss Movement Plan to Develop Liberia and End the Cold War, undated

Carbon copy.

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Demand Theory, undated

Draft.

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Determinants of Growth in Developed Countries, 1958

Lecture notes.

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Discussion of "Current Implications of the Roosevelt Years," by Buchanan, 1979

Offprint.

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Disequalibrium Economics: A Critique of Contemporary Price Theory, undated

Photocopied draft.

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Dual Decision Hypothesis, 1995

Draft and references.

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A Dynamical Model of Consumer Behavior (Chapter 5 Appendix), undated

Draft.

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Earning, Spending, Saving, and Lending, undated

Handwritten draft excerpt.

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Economic Policy as an Instrument of Foreign Policy, undated

Handwritten draft excerpt.

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Economics as a Science, undated

Draft.

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Economists and Society: Confessions of an Erstwhile Journal Editor, undated

Speech with edits.

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Effective Control Through Coherent Decentralization with Preemptive Goals, 1967

Offprints.

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Effective Demand Failures: Another Perspective, 1973

Original article (by Herschel Grossman) and Clower's response, drafts.

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The Emergence of Economic Organization, 1998-2000

Draft, copies.

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Empirical Analysis of American Economic Development with Special Reference to the Great Depression, 1869-1896, 1964

NSF Proposal.

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The End of Keynesian Economics?, undated

Draft with edits.

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Ends and Means in Disequilibrium Analysis, undated

Drafts.

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Ends and Means in Monetary Theory, undated

Drafts.

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An Essay on the Empirical Implications of the Concept of Aggregate Study, 1949

Draft.

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The Evolution of Money, Markets, and Firms, 1996

Drafts with edits, correspondence.

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Financial Reform in New Zealand: A New Beginning?, 1984-1995

Copy and correspondence.

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Foundation of Macroeconomic Analysis, 1967-1968

Draft, never published.

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Foundations of Disequilibrium Analysis, undated

Draft excerpt.

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Foundations of Economics, 1992-1993
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Foundations of Monetary Theory, undated

Handwritten draft.

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The Foundations of Money Illusion in a Neoclassical Micro-Monetary Model: Comment, 1976

Offprint.

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A Framework for Monetary Analysis, undated

Outline.

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The Free Market: An Economic Analysis, undated

Outline draft.

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The Free Money Fable, undated

Drafts with edits.

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From Markets to Money, 1998-1999

Drafts with edits, correspondence.

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Fundamentals in the Development of the Labor Movement in Japan to 1930, 1954

Draft.

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Fundamentals in the Development of the Labor Movement in Russia, 1954

Draft.

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The Future of Banking in Pakistan, 1955

Photocopy of published article.

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The General Theory: What's it all about?, undated

Draft.

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The General Theory of Competitive Price, 1950-1951

Draft with edits.

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The General Theory, 2nd Edition, 1992-1994

Drafts, correspondence.

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The Genesis and Control of Inflation, 1979

Offprint.

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Growth without Development: An Economic Study of Liberia, 1966

Photocopy of published article.

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Heuristic Analysis of the Continuing Crisis of Keynesian Economics, 1987

Transcript.

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Hicks' Theory of Markets: What's Next?, 1989

Draft.

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Household Choice: The Dual Decision Hypothesis, undated

Draft.

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The Ideas of Economists, 1972

Draft and photocopy of published chapter.

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Income and Prices: A Reconsideration of the Microfoundations of Macroeconomics, undated

Draft excerpt.

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Income, Wealth, and the Theory of Consumption, 1967

Research grant application.

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Inductive Inference and Business Behavior, 1959

Draft of conference paper.

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Inflation: Sense and Nonsense, undated

Draft excerpt.

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Introduction to Economic Theory and its Applications, undated

Handwritten draft excerpt.

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Introduction to Mathematical Economics, 1957

Typescript of book.

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The Invisible Hand, 1991

Drafts with edits.

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Is there an Optimal Money Supply?, 1970

Offprint.

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Keynes and the Classics: A Millenial Retrospect, 1997

Draft.

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Keynes and General Equilibrium Analysis: A Critique of Contemporary Price Theory, undated

Draft with edits.

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Keynesian, Classical, and Stock-Flow Analysis, undated

Draft.

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The Keynesian Counter-Revolution: A Theoretical Approach, 1979

Photocopy of published article.

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The Keynesian Cross Revisited, 1986

Offprint.

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The Keynesian Debate, undated

Introduction draft.

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Keynesian Economics: Postscript, 1996

Draft.

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The Keynesian Paradigm: An Attempt at Reconstruction, 1971

Drafts with edits.

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The Keynesian Revolution: Another Assessment, undated

Draft excerpt.

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The Keynesian Revolution: Reflections on Some Loose Ends, undated

Photocopy of draft with edits.

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The Last of the Classical Economists, 1993

Draft.

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Letter to the Editor of London Daily Times, 1949

Robert Clower's first publication.

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The Liberian Banking System, 1962

Letter to Professor Letiche.

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The Logistics of Exchange, undated

Abstract.

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Macroeconomics and the Competitive Struggle, undated

Draft.

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Madmen and Economists, undated

Draft excerpt.

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Mainsprings of African Economic Progress, 1966

Pamphlet.

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Market Economies: Evolution, Coordination, and Control, 1997

Outline.

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Market Mechanisms, undated

Draft.

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Marshall on Deposit Multipliers, 1975

Correspondence.

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Mathematical Introduction to Price Theory, 1969

Drafts and excerpts of book.

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Mathematics and Economics: The Contemporary Prospect, 1959-1989

Copy with annotations from 1989.

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The Mechanism of Exchange, undated

Draft of Chapter 2 (book unknown).

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Microeconomics II: The Theory of Consumer Behavior, undated

Draft of Chapter 6 (book unknown).

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Monetary Economics, 1992

Draft of preface.

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Monetary History and Positive Economics, 1964

Review of A Monetary History of the United States by Friedman and Schultz.

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Monetary Theory book, 1966
(2.0 folders)

Drafts and notes.

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Monetary Theory book, reissue, 1983

Correspondence and outline.

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Monetary Theory and Macroeconomics: A Perspective, undated

Draft and offprint.

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Money and Markets, undated

Afterword of book.

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Money and the Theory of Value, undated

Draft.

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Money, Credit, and the Timing of Transactions, 1976

Working paper.

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Money, Growth, and Social Welfare, undated

Draft with edits.

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Money, Markets, and Coase, 1992-1993

Draft with 5.25 floppy, RL-00235-FL5-001. 5.25? floppy disk contains WordPerfect file of ?Money, Markets, and Coase,? as well as deleted files that may be earlier drafts of this or a different piece.

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Mr. Graaf's Producer-Consumer Theory: A Restatement and Correction, undated

Photocopy of published article.

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"Mr. Keynes and the Classics" Revisited, 1986

Draft.

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Monopolistic Competition and Price Determination, undated

Draft with annotations.

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New Microfoundations for the Theory of Economic Growth?, undated

Draft with edits.

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Note on the Definition of Money and Related Concepts, undated

Drafts, notes.

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Oligopoly Theory: A Dynamical Approach, 1959

Journal issue.

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On a Missing Chapter in Microeconomic Theory, undated

Drafts.

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On Equilibrium and Stability in Macroeconomics, undated

Draft excerpt.

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On Rereading the General Theory, undated

Handwritten drafts.

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On the Existence of a General Theory of Price Determination, 1954-1955

Draft and rejection letter.

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On the Invariance of Demand for Cash and Other Assets, undated

Symposium publication.

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On the Microdynamics of Price Formation in N-Seller Markets, 1956-1958

Photocopied drafts.

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On the Pure Theory of Seller Competition, 1989 and undated

Drafts.

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On the Technology of Monetary Exchange, 1968 and 1971

Drafts with edits.

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On the Theory of a Money Economy, undated

Draft excerpt with edits.

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On the Theory of Market Equilibrium Where Sales Functions are Conjectural, undated

Draft.

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On Truth in Teaching Macroeconomics, 1991

Draft.

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On-Site Preliminary Study of the Economy of Liberia Conducted by the Dept. of Economics of Northwestern University, 1960

Final report.

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The Optimal Timing of Transactions, 1974-1976

Correspondence, notes.

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The Optimality of Money Under Laissez Faire, undated

Draft with annotations from 1999.

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Permanent Income Hypothesis Reconsidered, undated

Draft.

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The Political Economy of Policy-Making, 1979

Foreword.

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Post-Keynes Monetary and Financial Theory, 1999

Proofs and edits.

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Pre-Keynesian Macroeconomics: The Marhsall Connection, 1987

Drafts and models.

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The Present State of International Liquidity Theory, 1968

Offprint.

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Present State of Monetary Economics, undated

Outline draft.

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Price and Distribution Theory, 1958-1960

Untitled book draft.

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Price Determination: An Intermediate Analysis of Product and Factor Markets, 1959
(2.0 folders)

Drafts of book, one with comments.

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Price Theory, undated

Drafts, "false starts," notes.

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Price Theory and Conjectural Interdependence, undated

Draft.

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Price-Quantity Estimates and the Unity of Economic Theory, undated

Draft.

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Pricing and Disequilibrium lectures, 1979

Drafts of lectures in Mexico.

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Pricing and Disequilibrium book, undated
(3.0 folders)

Chapter drafts, notes.

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Pricing and Disequilibritum: A Heuristic Approach, undated

Photocopied draft with edits.

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A Primer of Macroeconomic Theory, undated

Draft.

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Principles of Economics Dynamics, 1953

Draft with edits.

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"Principles of Economics" Review, undated

Draft.

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The Problem of Industrial Depression in the United States, undated

Draft with edits.

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The Problem of Second Best and the Efficient Pricing of Electricity, 1981

Draft and published version.

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Puerto Rican Shipping and the U.S. Maritime Laws: An Economic Analysis, 1965

Prepared for the Transportation Center at Northwestern University.

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Pure Theory of Price Setting/Monopoly/Market Economy/etc., undated

Drafts of various versions.

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Recent Developments in the Keynesian Counter-Revolution, 1973

Lecture outline.

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A Reconsideration of the Microfoundations of Monetary Theory, 1967

Photocopy of published article.

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A Reconsideration of the Theory of Competitive Price, undated

Handwritten draft.

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Reflections on Science?and Economics, 1974

Journal issue.

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Reflections on the Keynesian Perplex, 1975

Photocopy of published article.

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A Reformulation of the Theory of Industrial Pricing, undated

Draft.

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A Reformulation of the Pure Theory of Foreign Exchanges, undated

Draft with edits.

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Reminiscences of Keynes, 1971

Draft.

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A Reply [to Rakshit], 1965

Offprint.

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Role of Trade Credit and Inventories in the Generation of Cumulative Movements in Economic Activities, 1971

Research proposal.

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The Savings and Wealth Relation, undated

Drafts.

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Say's Law and All That, 1995

Lecture notes.

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Say's Principle: What it Means and What it Doesn't Mean, Parts 1 and 2, 1974
(2.0 folders)

Drafts, notes, photocopy of published versions.

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Scientific Method, undated

Draft excerpt.

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Selected Papers by Robert Clower (edited by Elgar), 1993

Notes.

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Snarks, Quarks, and Other Fictions, 1973 and 1999

Offprint with annotations.

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Some Views on University Education in Pakistan, undated

Draft.

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The State of Economics: Hopeless, but not Serious?, 1989

Photocopy of published article.

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Statistics and Development Policy Decisions, 1962

Journal issue.

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Stock and Flow Quantities: A Common Fallacy, 1959

Offprint.

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Stock-Flow Analysis, 1980

Drafts.

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Structural Unemployment and Inflation, undated

Research proposal.

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A Study of Elementary Learning and Response Mechanisms in Dynamical Monopoly Models, undated

Draft.

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A Suggestion for Generalizing the Pure Theory of Production, undated

Drafts.

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A Synthesis of the Theories of Competitive and Non-competitive Price, undated

Draft with edits.

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Theoretical Foundations of Monetary Policy, 1971

Photocopy of published chapter, with annotations.

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A Theoretical Study of Seller Competition in an Organized Auction Market, undated

Draft.

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Theories of Capital Accumulation with Special Reference to their Ability to Explain the Experience of the U.S. since 1870, 1952
(2.0 folders)

Ph.D. thesis (2 copies)

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Theory of Capital and Interest: A Restatement, undated

Draft with edits.

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Theory of Monetary Economics, undated

Notes.

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Thinking Economically, 1968

Drafts and excerpts, with edits.

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Towards a General Synthesis of Price Theory and Income Analysis, undated

Drafts and excerpts.

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Towards a General Theory of Disequilibrium Economics, undated

Draft with edits.

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Towards a General Theory of Price Determination, 1954-1955

Draft with edits.

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Towards a Reconstruction of Economic Theory, 1993

Draft of address.

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Towards a Unified Theory of Market Mechanisms, 1956

Draft of talk.

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Trade Specialists and Money in an Ongoing Exchange Economy, 1982-1986

Drafts, correspondence, and photocopy of published version.

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U.S. Trade Policy: Signs of Change?, 1978

Draft.

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Views on University Education in Pakistan, 1955

Published version.

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Vision of Adam Smith, undated

Chapter draft for unknown book.

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The Vision of J.M. Keynes, 1994

Draft.

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Walras' Law writings, undated

Drafts of articles, research relating to W.L.

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Walrasian Equilibrium and the Distribution of Wealth, 1955

Draft, correspondence with Harry Johnson.

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The Walrasian Paradigm and Monetary Economics, 1972

Draft with annotations from 1993.

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What's Left of the General Theory?, undated

Draft.

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What Traditional Monetary Theory Really Wasn't, 1969

Offprint.

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What Went Wrong with IS-LM/AD-AS Analysis and Why? An Exercise in Back-Tracking, 1995

Draft.

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Loose, untitled essays, drafts, pages, and calculations., undated
(2.0 folders)
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Teaching Materials, 1959-2000 and undated

Clower's syllabi, coursepacks, exams, and lecture notes from his tenure at Northwestern, UCLA, and University of South Carolina are all represented in the Teaching Materials Series. Class titles or topics are included when known. Loose materials on various topics are filed later in the series, along with other special teaching engagements such as Clower's Fulbright at the University of Siena and his Perugia Lectures series.

Econ A-12, 1958

Syllabus.

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Econ B-01, 1968

Exams.

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Econ B-02, 1968-1971

Exams.

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Econ B-60: International Trade, 1962

Exams.

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Econ C-08, 1968-1969

Exams.

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Econ C-10: Intermediate Economic Theory for Graduates, 1964-1970

Syllabi, exams.

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Econ C-11: Economic Theory: Income and Employment, 1966-1967

Syllabi, exams.

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Econ D-10, 1963-1967

Outline, exams.

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Econ D-11: Income, Employment, and Monetary Theory, 1967-1970

Reading list, exams.

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Econ D-12: Economic Theory and Methods, 1968-1970

Syllabi, Strotz notes.

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Econ D-30: Monetary Theory and Policy, undated

Syllabus.

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Econ 101, 1970-1983

Outline, exams, coursepacks.

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Econ 102, 1970-1984
(3.0 folders)

Lecture notes, syllabi, coursepacks, exams.

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Econ 160: Money and Banking, 1979-1980

Exams, coursepacks.

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Econ 161: Monetary Theory, 1972-1986

Outline, coursepacks, exams.

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Econ 170 and 171: Origins of Enterprise and Industry, 1981

Syllabi, exams, coursepack.

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Econ 201, 1969-1973

Syllabus, exams.

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Econ 202: Income, Employment, and Monetary Theory, 1970s-1980s
(2.0 folders)

Syllabi, exams, readings lists, class notes.

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Econ 204: Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Public Finance, 1978
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Econ 224: Economic Foundations, 1992-1996

Syllabus, exams.

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Econ 261 and 262: Monetary Economics, 1970s

Reading lists, exams.

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Econ 311: Issues in Economics, 1998-1999

Syllabus, exams.

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Econ 321: Intermediate Microeconomics, 1990-1994

Syllabus, exams.

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Econ 329, 1999-2000

Syllabus.

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Econ 333, 1977
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Econ 402: History of Economic Thought, undated

Lecture notes.

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Econ 571: Monetary Theory, 1972

Outline, exam, reading list.

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Econ 786: Advanced Macroeconomics, 1991

Class notes.

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SCCC 135 and 136: Principles of Microeconomics, 1990s
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Economic Theory: Macroeconomics
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Economic theory Ph.D. exams, 1965-1969
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Macroeconomics exam questions, 1970s
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Advanced microeconomics syllabus, 1968-1969
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Microeconomics exam questions, 1968
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Monetary economics Ph.D. exams and reading lists, 1971-1988
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Monetary theory, 1969-1986
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Price theory and income analysis lectures, 1960
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Advanced price theory lecture notes, 1959
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Syllabi from other professors, 1971-1981
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Preliminary/Qualifying exams from University of Essex, 1968
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Perugia Lectures, 1970 and 1996
(5.0 folders)

Includes transcripts of Clower's lectures, with edits, over five days as a lecturer on the topic The Present Crisis in Economic Theory.

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Nihon University visiting professorship, 1984
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Fulbright at the University of Siena, 1995-1996
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Rhodes Scholar work, 1980s-1990
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Miscellaneous teaching materials, 1970s-1990s
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Legal Materials, 1979-1980

Clower served as a witness in three cases related to monopolies. This series includes legal transcripts of his testimony.

Deposition of Robert Clower, for the case Paul Heck and Susan Burns, et al vs. Pan American World Airways, 1979 July 20
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Deposition of Robert Clower, for the case U.S.A. vs. Tracinda Investment Co. and Kirk Kerkorian, 1979 Aug. 8
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Transcript of proceedings, for the case U.S.A. vs. Tracinda Investment Co. and Kirk Kerkorian, 1979 Aug. 13
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Clippings and correspondence, for the case U.S.A. vs. Tracinda Investment Co. and Kirk Kerkorian, 1979
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Deposition of Robert Clower, for the FTC hearing on Kellogg et al, 1980 Jan. 17
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Deposition of Robert Clower, for the FTC hearing on Kellogg et al, 1980 Jan. 18
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Transcript of FTC hearing on Kellogg et al, 1980 Feb 5-14
(8.0 folders)
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Professional Materials, 1967-2000

The Professional Materials series includes an incomplete set of Clower's performance evaluations; agendas, notes, and fliers from Clower's attendance at various conferences; and various awards and achievements from Clower's career. Series also includes six audiocassettes. These have been itemized with available description below.

Assessments and performance reviews, 1978-2000
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Conferences, 1967-1999 and undated
(10.0 folders)

Fliers, meeting agendas, conference programs, and other assorted materials from Clower's participation in various professional organizations as both an attendee and a presenter. Files are arranged chronologically.

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Plaques honoring Clower's presidency of Southern Economics Association and Western Economics Association, 1987, 1993
(1.0 envelope)
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Glass plaque from Symposium Internacional de Economia, 1981-1982
(1.0 envelope)
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Metal paperweight from Faculdade de Economia Universidade do Porto, 1994
(1.0 small box)
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Diploma: BA in Economics, State College of Washington, 1948
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Diploma: MA in Economics, State College of Washington, 1949
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Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business, University of South Carolina, 2000
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Audiocassettes

Original audiocassettes are closed to use. Please contact Research Services to request the production of a listening copy.

Robert Clower; Shackle Letter to Howitt; Keynes. Original standard audiocassette tape.
(1.0 audio cassettes)
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Audio-cassette RL-00235-CS-001
Robert Clower; Shackle Letter to Howitt; Keynes. Original standard audiocassette tape.
(1.0 audio cassettes)
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Audio-cassette RL-00235-CS-002
Devistiture Relief. Original standard audiocassette tape.
(1.0 audio cassettes)
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Audio-cassette RL-00235-CS-003
Clower: Background in Ind. Org. Original standard audiocassette tape., 1979 Oct.
(1.0 audio cassettes)
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Audio-cassette RL-00235-CS-004
Clower: 1970 ADP; Dict: 1968-73. Original standard audiocassette tape.
(1.0 audio cassettes)
Box 6
Audio-cassette RL-00235-CS-005
Clower; Dict: 1970 ADP; Dict: 1972. Original standard audiocassette tape.
(1.0 audio cassettes)
Box 6
Audio-cassette RL-00235-CS-006

Personal Materials, 1923-1999

Assorted personal files, including biographical sketches and various versions and drafts of Clower's CV. This series also contains Clower family genealogy, clippings, and a pilot log. Miscellaneous writings, including an MA thesis, from F.W. Clower (Robert Clower's father) are also included in this series.

Clower genealogy
Box 6
Biographical information/CV versions

Includes portraits of Clower.

Box 6
Miscellaneous personal clippings

Includes photographs.

Box 6
Clower's pilot log, 1968-1974
Box 6
Calendars and datebooks, 1990s
Box 6
Clippings about Clower
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F.W. Clower's MA thesis draft: Health Insurance Movement in the U.S., 1923
Box 6
F.W. Clower writings: The Passing of the Supernatural, undated

Drafts and typescripts.

Box 6
F.W. Clower writings: General writings, 1920s-1940s
Box 6
F.W. Clower clippings
Box 6

Research and Subject Files, 1935-1989

Series contains Clower's collected research and subject files, arranged by topic or name. Authors represented include Clower's graduate students as well as other economists. The series includes Clower's annotated copies of Keynes's A General Theory, articles and essays by or about John Hicks, Milton Friedman, and David Laidler, and miscellaneous other research materials saved by Clower.

Battalio, Raymond, and Kagel, John
Box 7
Boianovsky, Mauro
Box 7
Cancer/smoking
Box 7
Cassel, Gustav
Box 7
Cipolla, Carlo
Box 7
De Vroey, Michel
Box 7
Einstein, Albert
Box 7
Eisner, Robert
Box 7
Fitzgibbons, Athol
Box 7
Frevert, Peter
Box 7
Friedman, Milton
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Galbraith, J.K.
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Galles, Gary
Box 7
Guarnieri, Raymond
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Hicks, John
Box 7
Howitt, Peter
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Hunting of the Snark
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Johnson, Harry
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Jones, Robert A.
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Keynes, J.M.
(2.0 folders)

Includes 2 copies of The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, with Clower's annotations.

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Laidler, David
Box 7
Lakatos, I.
Box 7
Leijonhufvod, Axel
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Marschak, Jacob
Box 7
Mortensen, Dale
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Niehans, Jurg
Box 7
Olson, Wayne
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Pareto, Vilfredo
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Patinkin, Don
(2.0 folders)

Includes file on Patinkin's article about Archibald and Lipsey, including correspondence and drafts.

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The Pinkled Frinft
Box 7
Punzo, Lionello
Box 7
Salvary, Stanley
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Sampson, Anthony
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Schroder, Jurgen
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Sowell, Thomas
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Stodder, James
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Strotz, Robert
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The Structure, Conduct, and Performance of the Cereal Industry, 1954-1964, 1966
Box 7
Tarshis, Lorie
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Torr, Christopher
Box 7
Tullock, Gordon
Box 7
University of South Carolina Dept. of Economics
Box 7
Vaughan, Mark C.
Box 7
Velupillai, K.
Box 7
Vernon, Jack
Box 7
Viqueira, Angel
Box 7
Wall Street Journal clippings, 1970s-1980s
Box 7
Walras' Law
Box 7

Correspondence, 1940s-2000

The correspondence within the Robert Clower collection are divided into two subseries: General Correspondence and Recommendations. General Correspondence contains both personal and professional correspondence. Clower's personal correspondence consists mainly of postcards, Christmas cards, and birthday cards, though there are a few personal letters to and from longtime family friends. The professional correspondence is made up of correspondence between Clower and other economists and professors, usually discussing conferences and travel, networking, publications, reasearch, and writings. Prominent economists represented in this collection include Milton Friedman, Ingo Barens, Peter Howitt, Donald Patinkin, Kumaraswamy Velupillai (Vela), John Hicks, Axel Leijonhufvod, Charlotte Phelps, and Joan Robinson. The series also contains Clower's communications with publishers, journals, and various universities. The Recommendations subseries contains Clower's correspondence and drafts of recommendation letters for individuals applying to professional positions or graduate school. This subseries occasionally includes requests for reader reports or applications for research grants.

General correspondence, A, 1960-1990s
(2.0 folders)
Box 8
Ahiakpor, James, 1996-1997
Box 8
Archibald, G.C., 1970-1971
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Arestis, Philip, 1994-1998
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General correspondence, B, 1950-1990s
(3.0 folders)
Box 8
Barber, William, 1989
Box 8
Barens, Ingo, 1990s
Box 8
Basmann, Nancy, 1966-1998
Box 8
Burstein, Meyer, 1965-1997
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Bushaw, Don, 1954-1999
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Business Exchange, Inc., 1978
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General correspondence, C, 1957-1990s
(2.0 folders)
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Cambridge University Press, 1988-1998
Box 8
Cate, Tom
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Cesarano, Filippo
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CIES (Council for International Exchange of Scholars), 1994-1999
Box 8
Clary, Jane, 1996-1997
Box 8
Clower family, 1990s
Box 8
Colander, David, 1986-1999
Box 8
Costa, Manuel, 1990s
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Courakis, Anthony
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General correspondence, D, 1960s-1990s
(2.0 folders)
Box 8
Davidson, Paul, 1970s-1990s
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Day, Richard, 1978-1995
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De Vroey, Michel, 1990s
Box 8
Dow, J.C.R., 1986-1988
Box 8
Dore, Mohammed, 1990s
Box 8
Duringer, Jon, 1981-1993
Box 8
Dvorak, Eldon, 1980s
Box 8
General correspondence, E, 1980s-1990s
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Eastern Economic Journal, 1990s
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The Economic Journal, 1989-1991
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Edward Elgar Publishing, 1980s-1990s
Box 8
Eisner, Robert, 1962-1996
Box 8
General correspondence, F, 1969-1997
Box 8
Friedman, Milton, 1972-1999
Box 8
General correspondence, G, 1969-1997
Box 8
Galles, Gary, 1980-1986
Box 8
Guarnieri, Raymond, 1973-1993
Box 8
General correspondence, H, 1958-1990s
(2.0 folders)
Box 8
Hammond, Daniel, 1990s
Box 8
Harcourt, Geoff, 1983-1996
Box 8
Hazlett, Tom, 1988-1991
Box 8
Heflebower, Richard, 1961-1987
Box 8
Hellwig, Martin, 1993
Box 8
Hicks, John, 1957-1985
Box 8
History of Economics Society, 1989-2000
Box 8
Howitt, Peter, 1970s-1990s
(2.0 folders)
Box 8
Howitt-Patinkin correspondence, 1990-1991

File of letters between Peter Howitt and Don Patinkin.

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Hughes, Jonathan, 1982-1991
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General correspondence, I, 1985-1999
Box 9
General correspondence, J, 1979, 1990s
Box 9
Johnson, Harry G., 1968-1975
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Jonsson, Petur, 1994-1999
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Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1991-1994
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Journal of Economic Education, 1990-1998
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Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 1991-1998
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General correspondence, K, 1957-1999
Box 9
General correspondence, L, 1957-1990s
(2.0 folders)
Box 9
Laidler, David, 1983-1997
Box 9
Lawlor, Michael, 1988-1993
Box 9
Leijonhufvod, Axel, 1965-1998
Box 9
General correspondence, M, 1958-1990s
(2.0 folders)
Box 9
Marris, Robin, 1978-1995
Box 9
McGraw Hill Publishing, 1991
Box 9
Montgomery, Michael, 1993-1994
Box 9
General correspondence, N, 1962-1999
Box 9
General correspondence, O, 1965-1995
Box 9
Ott, Mack, 1978-1994
Box 9
General correspondence, P, 1961-1999
Box 9
Palerm, Angel, 1987-1993
Box 9
Patinkin, Don, 1979-1998
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Phelps, Charlotte, 1991-1998
Box 9
Punzo, Lionello, 1994-1997
Box 9
General correspondence, R, 1957-1999
Box 9
Robinson, Joan, 1968-1991
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General correspondence, S, 1961-1990s
(2.0 folders)
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Sebastiana, Mario, 1988-1990
Box 9
Selgin, George, 1991-1994
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Sexton, Robert, 1989-1999
Box 9
Shepherd, George, 1992-1993
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Southern Economic Association, 1988-1997
Box 9
Southern Economic Journal, 1989-1996
Box 9
General correspondence, T, 1970-1999
Box 9
Thomas, Scott, 1990-1998
Box 9
Tullock, Gordon, 1992-1993
Box 9
General correspondence, U, 1988-1997
Box 9
University of South Carolina, 1989-1999
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General correspondence, V, 1969-1998
Box 9
Velupillai, K., 1990s
Box 9
General correspondence, W, 1957-1990s
(2.0 folders)
Box 9
Walker, Donald, 1988-1998
Box 9
Walters, Alan, 1958-1996
Box 9
Wilber, Charles, 1979-1980
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Wilder, Ron, 1994-1999
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Yeager, Leland, 1992-1995
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Young, Warren, 1991-1994
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General correspondence, Z, 1988-1994
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Unidentified correspondents, 1940-1990s and undated
(2.0 folders)
Box 9
A, 1977-1994
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B, 1973-1997
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Benjamin, Dan, 1972-1984
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Bordo, Michael, 1977-1992
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Britto, Ronald, 1977-1981
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Bull, Clive, 1979-1985
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C, 1969-1990s
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D, 1973-1998
Box 10
E, 1972-1993
Box 10
F, 1974-1995
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G, 1975-1997
Box 10
H, 1975-1999
Box 10
Harrison, Glem, 1981-1987
Box 10
Heiner, Bob, 1977-1987
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Howitt, Peter, 1991-1999
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I, 1981-1992
Box 10
J, 1971-1993
Box 10
James, Robert, 1979-1993
Box 10
Jones, Robert, 1976-1986
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K, 1974-1991
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Kagel, John, 1977-1980
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L, 1965-1997
Box 10
M, 1970s-1990s
(2.0 folders)
Box 10
Margolis, Steve, 1976-1978
Box 10
McCann, Craig, 1990-1992
Box 10
N, 1991-1997
Box 10
O, 1972-1992
Box 10
P, 1973-1998
Box 10
Q, 1980-1990
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R, 1973-1997
Box 11
S, 1972-1997
Box 11
Sexton, Robert, 1983-1997
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T, 1968-1995
Box 11
U, 1978-1985
Box 11
V, 1974-1991
Box 11
Velupillai, K., 1991-1999
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W, 1965-1997
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Y, 1989-1995
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Unidentified correspondents, 1988-1998
Box 11

Historical Note

Date Event(s)
1926, Feb. 13 Born in Pullman, Washington (the day Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, the great economist, died), son of F. W. Clower (Professor of Economics at Washington State University) and Mary V. Clower
1943 Graduated from Pullman High School, 52nd out of 54 on academic honors list
1943 Joined army. Thirty-one months of army service
1946, Jan. 7 Married Frances Hepburn (of Aberdeen, Scotland) in Wiesbaden, Germany
1946 Returned to the U.S. and entered Washington State Univ. at Pullman as a freshman in summer session, 1946
1948, April Father died
1948 Graduated B.A. Economics with highest honors from Pullman. Elected Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honors. Began teaching economics at Pullman in senior year following the death of his father
1948-1949 Completed MA in Economics at Pullman
1949-1952 Took up residence in Oxford as Rhodes Scholar. Researched under John R. Hicks. Earned Bachelor of Letter, Economics, Oxford University, 1952 (retitled Master of Letters, 1978)
1950-1952 Assistant Tutor, New College, Oxford
1952-1957 Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington State University
1954 Publication of "Price Determination in a Stock-Flow Economy" (with D. W. Bushaw), Economometrica July 1954
1954-1956 Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Punjab, Lahore, West Pakistan
1957 Publication of Introduction to Mathematical Economics with D. W. Bushaw
1958-1964 Chairman, Department of Economics, Northwestern University
1960 Publication of "On the Invariance of the Demand for Cash and Other Assets" with M. L. Burstein, Review of Economic Studies, October, 1960
1961-1962 Director, Economic Survey of Liberia
1962 Visitor to Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University, Michaelmas Term
1963-1966 Editorial Board, The American Economic Review
1965 Publication of "The Keynesian Counter-Revolution: A Theoretical Appraisal," in The Theory of Interest Rates (Hahn and Brechling, eds.)
1965, Summer Visiting Professor of Economics, Makerere College, Kampala, Uganda
1965-1966 John Maynard Keynes Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Essex
1966 Publication of Growth Without Development, an Economic Survey of Liberia
1967, December Publication of "A Reconsideration of the Microfoundations of Monetary Theory" ( Western Economic Journal)
1968-1969 Dean, School of Social Studies and Professor of Economics, University of Essex
1971-1986 Professor of Economics, UCLA
1972 Visiting Professor, Monash University, Summer
1972 Microeconomics, (an intermediate textbook) with J. F. Due
1973, October Visiting Professor, Bank of Italy Research Staff Seminar, Perugia, Italy
1973-1980 Managing Editor, Economic Inquiry
1974, March Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna, Austria
1974 and 1977, Fall Visiting Professor, University of Western Ontario
1976 Legally separated from first wife Frances (Hepburn) Clower
1978-1980 Adjunct Professor, Washington State University
1978- Honorary Fellow, Brasenose College, Oxford
1979? Married Georgene (?)
1981-1985 Managing Editor, The American Economic Review
1982, Summer Visiting Professor, University of Canterbury (Christchurch, N.Z.)
1985, March Visiting Professor, University of Siena
1985, Spring Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor, Carleton College
1986-2000 Hugh C. Lane Professor of Economic Theory, University of South Carolina
1987, June Visiting Professor, University of Orleans (France)
1987-2000 Professor Emeritus, UCLA
1999, Feb. 24 Death of first wife Frances Hepburn Clower
2011 May 2 Died, South Carolina.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert W. Clower Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The papers of Robert W. Clower, noted American economist, were received as a gift from Robert W. Clower to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library between 1992 and 2001, with an addition arriving in 2014.

Processing Information

Initially processed by Kirk White, completed June 25, 1999.

Additions processed at box level by Lisa Stark and Ruth E. Bryan, 2001.

Fully processed at Level 3 by Meghan Lyon, October 2014.