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Guide to the Leonid Hurwicz papers, 1911-2008 and undated

Abstract

Leonid Hurwicz (1917-2008) was Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Minnesota and recipient of the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for his work on mechanism design.

The bulk of the Leonid Hurwicz papers span the years 1930-2008, covering his entire career as an economist, from his early work in the 1940s and 1950s at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Chicago, and the Cowles Commission, until his death in 2008. The collection is arranged in the following series: Correspondence, Personal Files, Printed Materials, Professional Service, Research and Writings (about 70% of the collection), and Teaching Materials. Though there are correspondence, legal, financial, and other papers relating to Hurwicz's forced migration to the United States, there have been no items discovered documenting his training as an economist at the University of Warsaw or at the London School of Economics in the 1930s. The majority of the collection focuses on Hurwicz's work after 1970, most notably his collaborations with Stanley Reiter, Kenneth Arrow, Don Saari, Thomas Marschak and Marcel Richter.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Hurwicz, Leonid.
Title
Leonid Hurwicz papers 1911-2008 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
150 Linear Feet, Approx. 200,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The bulk of the Leonid Hurwicz Papers span the years 1930-2008, covering his entire career as an economist in the United States, from his early work at MIT, the University of Chicago and the Cowles Commission until his death while Emeritus Professor at the University of Minnesota. The collection is arranged in the following series: Correspondence, Personal Files, Printed Materials, Professional Service Series, Research and Writings, and Teaching Materials. Though there are correspondence, legal, financial, and other papers documenting his migration to the United States, there have been no items discovered that document his training as an economist at the University of Warsaw or at the London School of Economics. The majority of the collection focuses on Hurwicz's work after 1970, most notably his collaborations with Stanley Reiter, Kenneth Arrow, Don Saari, Thomas Marschak and Marcel Richter.

Though there is a significant amount of personal and professional correspondence, the majority of the papers reside in the 142 boxes of the Research and Writings Series, which contains extensive files of Hurwicz's research notes, reprints, and revisions of working papers by Hurwicz and others with added annotations. The research files document important developments in postwar mathematical economics and Hurwicz's seminal contributions to this field of study.

Recurring subjects in Research and Writings include Cowles-style econometrics; the stability of general equilibrium; the integrability of demand functions; the study of monopolies and oligopolies, as well as socialized systems; decision-making under ambiguity; the second welfare theorem; the applications of game theory to economic, social and political issues; and the development of mechanism design, for which Hurwicz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2007. With his theories on mechanism design (including the notion of incentive-compatibility), Hurwicz analyzed the functioning of institutions and communication systems such as banking, auctions, and privatized markets, and compared political systems such as socialism and capitalism.

In addition to documenting Hurwicz's work in theoretical economics, the collection also follows his professional activities at the University of Minnesota, both as a teacher and as an active member of the Economics Department, his participation on various committees, and his work with institutions such as the Cowles Commission, RAND corporation, the National Science Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Also in evidence is Hurwicz's interest in the development of foreign economies, with an emphasis on East Asia, Russia, and Eastern Europe. His numerous travels and presentations during his career as well as his continuous relations with European and Asian economists are documented chiefly in the Professional Service Series. Finally, the Printed Materials Series as well as the Research and Writings Series offer a significant amount of works by others documenting the development of recent economics. Many are heavily annotated by Hurwicz.

Electronic files which were readable have been transferred to the electronic records server. They consist chiefly of word processing documents containing drafts of Informational Efficiency, which Hurwicz co-authored with Reiter in the late 1990s. A use copy of original electronic files must be made before contents can be accessed; please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this material.

Detailed descriptions on the arrangement and content of each series can be found in the respective sections in this collection guide.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Electronic files have been transferred to the electronic records server. Use copies of original electronic files must be made before contents can be accessed. Correspondence files must be screened before access can be granted.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Consists of two groupings of professional correspondence maintained by Hurwicz, chiefly from the 1970s and 1980s; there is electronic email as well dating from approximately 1998-2008. There is no significant difference between the two subseries of papers, except that the first is more focused on the 1980s and the second chiefly on the period from 1977-1979. The two collections overlap occasionally. There are a few attached reprints or notes. The files are arranged alphabetically by senders or recipients, or by subject.

Though the files contain extensive correspondence between Hurwicz and his colleagues, these exchanges are for the most part routine and contain few extended conversations on economics. Original folder titles are retained. Additional and perhaps more significant correspondence may be found in the Research Files (particularly in the Arrow, Marschak, Reiter and Uzawa files), as well as in the Professional Service Series. A small but significant amount of correspondence regarding Hurwicz's immigration and earliest years in the United States is located in the Personal Files Series - much of this in Polish.

Academy of Independent Scholars
Box 1
Aivazian
Box 1
All-University Council
Box 1
Allen, Beth
Box 1
Altug, Summuru
Box 1
American Academy of Arts and Science
Box 1
American Economic Association
Box 1
Agricultural Economics
Box 1
Ai, Chunrong
Box 1
Allen-Schutt, Edith
Box 1
Amherst
Box 1
American Express
Box 1
Amit, Eilon
Box 1
Ancient Law Study Group
Box 1
Anderson, T.W.
Box 1
Appleby, Joyce
Box 1
Arrow, Kenneth
Box 1
Arvan, Lanny
Box 1
Assa, Isak
Box 1
Baumol review
Box 1
Beato, Pauline
Box 1
Benjamin, Roger
Box 1
Biomedical ethics
Box 1
Biomedical Ethics
Box 2
Blau, Julian
Box 2
Bochniarz, Zbigniew
Box 2
Bognano, M.
Box 2
Bohr, P. Richard
Box 2
Books return
Box 2
Boughzala, Mondi
Box 2
Braslau, David
Box 2
Brodbeck, May
Box 2
Brownlee
Box 2
Bryant, John
Box 2
Bryant, W.D.A.
Box 2
Caldwell, J.L.
Box 2
Calling Card (AT & T)
Box 2
Carlson Chair Search committee
Box 2
Campbell, Donald
Box 2
Campus Club
Box 2
Casio
Box 2
Cass, David
Box 2
Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences
Box 2
Ancient Studies Center
Box 2
Center for Austrian Studies
Box 2
Center for Humanistic Studies
Box 2
Center for Math Studies
Box 2
Chakravotti
Box 2
Champaign
Box 2
Chander, Parkash
Box 2
Chapra, Umer
Box 2
Chernoff, Herman
Box 2
China
(7 folders)
Box 2
Chipman, John
Box 2
Chun, Youngsub
Box 2
Civil Service, Sexual Harassment
Box 2
Clayton, Thomas
Box 2
Clarke, Simon
Box 2
Cleveland, Harlan
Box 2
Cliometrics
Box 2
College of Liberal Arts
(12 folders)
Box 3
CBASSE
(2 folders)
Box 3
CBASSE - Food stamp program
Box 3
CBASSE - Report on Women's employment and related social issues
Box 3
Commitment to focus
Box 3
Committee for Constitutional Integrity
Box 3
Committee on Scholarly Communication with The People's Republic of China
Box 3
Comstock, Ralph
Box 3
Copies on Campus
Box 3
Copyright Laws, 1977
Box 3
Cosgrove, John
Box 3
Cornell University
Box 3
Cossa
Box 3
Cowles Commission
Box 3
Cramton, Peter C.
Box 3
Cura
Box 4
Dahiya, S. Bhagwan
Box 4
Dahms, L.
Box 4
Dansby, Rbt
Box 4
Davis, Lance
Box 4
Debreu, Gerard
Box 4
Decentralization conference
Box 4
Diaz-Alejandro, C.
Box 4
Distinguished teacher nominations
Box 4
Dolan conference
Box 4
Douglas, Edna
Box 4
Easley, D.
Box 4

Economics Dept.

(Folders 1-21 of 44)
Constitution
Box 4
Job Market
Box 4
Faculty meetings
Box 4
Executive committee
Box 4

Economics Dept.

(Folders 22-44 of 44)
Visitors
Box 5
Recruiting
Box 5
Refunds
Box 5
Meetings
Box 5
Economic Indicators
Box 5
Economic Report of the President
Box 5
Economics Research Library Acquisitions
Box 5
Econometric Society
(3 folders)
Box 5
El Salvador
Box 5
Electronic Mails
Box 5
Employee Benefits
Box 5
Epstein, Roy
Box 5
Escribano, Carlos
Box 5
Evan Philadelphia Conference
Box 5
Expenses, Washington D.C., 1982
Box 5
Faber, Malte
Box 5
Faculty Mortgage Program
Box 5
Faculty Tenures
Box 6
Faculty retirement plan
Box 6
Faculty travel funds
Box 6
Fan, L.S.
Box 6
Federal Reserve
Box 6
Feiwel, George
Box 6
Feng, Shan
Box 6
Feng, Yu Zhong
Box 6
Foreign Report, 1985
Box 6
Foreign Report, 1986
Box 6
Film Rentals
Box 6
Finkler, Merton
Box 6
Fisher and Taussig Awards
Box 6
Foreman Committee
Box 6
Fraser for Mayor
Box 6
Freixas, X.
Box 6
Friedman, Harvey
Box 6
Frucht, Padraic
Box 6
Fulbright
Box 6
Future of Public Education in Minnesota
Box 6
Gadsby, Dwight M.
Box 6
Gao Shangquan
Box 6
Geanakoplos, John
Box 6
Gerrard, Christopher D.
Box 6
Gerstein Committee
(5 folders)
Box 6
Gidwan, Sushila
Box 6
Gilboa, Ithzak
Box 6
Goldman, Jay
Box 6
Goodrich, Charles
Box 6
Goslin, David
Box 6
Gottinger, Hans
(2 folders)
Box 6
Graduate School
(3 folders)
Box 6
Graduate School - GRAC
Box 7
Graduate School - Sexual Harassment
Box 7
Green, Jerry
Box 7
Greensberg, Joseph
Box 7
Groves, Ted
Box 7
Guggenheim Foundation
(2 folders)
Box 7
Hahn, Frank
Box 7
Hammond, Peter
Box 7
Harman lunch
Box 7
Harris, Milton
Box 7
Hart, Sergiu
Box 7
Hartley, Michael
Box 7
Harvard University - Society of Fellows
Box 7
Haskell and Stern Associates
Box 7
Hay, Philip
Box 7
Health Issues
Box 7
Heller, Walter
(2 folders)
Box 7
Heller/Starr NSF Proposal
Box 7
Hewlett-Packard
Box 7
Hildreth, C.
Box 7
Hitch, Charles
Box 7
Ho, Manuscript Printing
Box 7
Holt, Charles
Box 7
Holmstrom, Bengt
Box 7
Holt, Robert
Box 7
Holt Seminar, 1979
Box 7
Hong Kong Branch, Holt Publishing Company
Box 7
Hori, Hajime
Box 7
Horwitz, Frances
Box 7
Horsley, A
Box 7
Howe, Charles
Box 7
Hurbermon - Paper Review for Proceeding
Box 7
Human Rights Center
Box 7
Hurwicz, Abraham
Box 7
Concordia University, 1989
Box 7
Woody Thompson Lectures
Box 7
Conference in honor of L. McKenzie
Box 7
Coordination Theory Workshop, 1988
Box 7
Workshop on Effective Content of Mathematical Models in the Behavorial Sciences, UC Irvine, 1988
Box 7
Barcelona Honorary Degree, 1988
Box 7
New York University Oskar Morgenstern Visiting Fellow, 1990
Box 7
Indonesia Expenses
Box 7
Indonesia
Box 8
World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies, 1990
Box 8
Jacob Schodler Memories Lectures
Box 8
SIAM, 1988
Box 8
Mechanical Engineering Seminar, 1988
Box 8
Tokyo roundtable, 1987
Box 8
Northwestern University visit, 1988-1989
Box 8
Decentralization Conference, New York, 1987
Box 8
Tokyo, 1986 August
Box 8
Letters from Susan Walz (LH's secretary) in China
Box 8
China Trip, 1986
Box 8
Cal Tech
(2 folders)
Box 8
Hart, Aumann "Handbook of Game Theory" chapter on implementation
Box 8
Workshop on the effective content of mathematical models
Box 8
Saarlandes "general discussion," 1989
Box 8
Hurwicz/Walker, Econometrica
Box 8
Hurwicz/Thomson, Journal of Complexity
Box 8
Hurwicz, Joan Robinson Project, ed. by Feiwel
Box 8
Hurwicz/Weinberger, decentralization
Box 8
Hurwicz, American Mathematical Monthly
Box 8
Fox festschrift
Box 8
Irrational Societies
Box 8
Palgrave
(2 folders)
Box 9
Journal of Complexity, Hurwicz/Marschak
Box 9
Koopmans essay
Box 9
International Journal of Development Planning Literature
Box 9
Reprint Requests
Box 9
CATO conference
Box 9
Handbook : Intriligator
Box 9
CLA consultative committee, 1983
Box 9
Committee on Economic Theory, 1989
Box 9
Carlson Chair Committee
Box 9
Executive Committee, 1986-7
Box 9
Curriculum vitae
Box 9
Visa
Box 9
Carlson Chair
Box 9
Conference on the theory of incentives
Box 9
Faculty activity reports, 1983-1985, 1991-1997
(6 folders)
Box 9
Elementary Chinese classes
Box 9
Israel, 1978
Box 9
Salary/appointment
Box 9
Boulder and Berkeley, 1982
Box 9
Family Tree
Box 9
Honorary Degree - Northwestern University
Box 9
Daily article, 1978
Box 9
Various personal files
Box 9
University of California, Santa Cruz
Box 9
State University of NY at Albany
(2 folders)
Box 9
Vanderbilt University
Box 9
Southern Illinois University
Box 9
MBA lectures
Box 9
Center for Control Sciences
Box 10
Professional activities, 1981-1982
Box 10
Daily article, senate meeting, 1978
(2 folders)
Box 10
Newspapers clippings
Box 10
Distinguished fellow AEA
Box 10
Personal Economics / Meteorology
Box 10
Royalties
Box 10
Solidarnosc
Box 10
India, 1981
Box 10
References
Box 10
Search committee, dean of graduate school
Box 10
Latin AEA, Morende Felipe, 1989
Box 10
Decentralization Conference, 1983
Box 10
University Senate - Nominating committee
Box 10
Managing Change in East-Asia, 1987
Box 10
Vandereer Speaker at IL University
Box 10
Commitments, unable to meet
Box 10
Past Activities
Box 10
Hurwicz, Maxim
Box 10
Hurwicz, Margo
Box 10
Ikeda, Takanobu
Box 10
Inada, Ken-Ichi
Box 10
Indian Dance
Box 10
Indonesia, Second University, Development Projet, 1981
Box 10
Inloading, 1983
Box 10
Institute for Empirical Macroeconomics
Box 10
Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications
Box 10
Insurance: travel
Box 10
International Research and Exchange Board
Box 10
Intriligator
Box 10
Ioannides, Yannis
Box 10
ITO (letters)
Box 10
Iwanska, Alicji
Box 10
Iyengar, NS
Box 10
Jacob Schmookler Memorial lectures, 1976
Box 10
Jaffé, Williamson
Box 10
Jerison, Michael
Box 10
Jerison - Fulbright
Box 11
Jones, Will T.
Box 11
Jordan, James
Box 11
Journal of Complexity
Box 11
Journal of Mathematical Economics
Box 11
Journal of Political Economy
Box 11
Judaic Studies
Box 11
Kahn, Alfred
Box 11
Kahn, Donald
Box 11
Kahng, Sun
(2 folders)
Box 11
Kalai, Ehud
Box 11
Kannai, Y
(2 folders)
Box 11
Kantorovitch
(2 folders)
Box 11
Katzner, Donald
Box 11
Heller - A commitment to focus
Box 11
Kelly, Jerry
Box 11
Kelton, Chris
Box 11
Kermit
Box 11
Kim, Chon Sak
Box 11
Kingston conference
Box 11
Kline, Jerry
Box 11
Klein, L.
Box 11
Koffler, H.
Box 11
Koopmans, T.
Box 11
Kluwer Publishing
Box 11
Koyama, Koicki
Box 11
Kurz Mordecai
(2 folders)
Box 11
Laffont - St-Pierre Review
Box 11
Lains, Sir Hector
Box 11
Lakshman, T.K.
Box 11
Lambert - Feder Chair of Public Choice Theory
Box 11
Last Week in Brief
Box 11
Leavitt, Michael
Box 11
Ledyard, John
Box 11
Lee, Man-Woo
Box 11
Lee, Young-Whan
Box 11
Leontief, Wassily
Box 11
Lewis, Alain
Box 12
Lewis, Harriet
Box 12
Li, Shue
Box 12
Library of Congress
Box 12
Library Proxy Cards
Box 12
Lin, S.K.
Box 12
Library - Bibliography
Box 12
Library Committee
Box 12
Lilly MBA
Box 12
Lindgren, Bernard
Box 12
Listings
Box 12
Los, Jerzy
Box 12
Lukermann, Fred
Box 12
Madrid, Arturo
Box 12
Magrath, C. Peter
(2 folders)
Box 12
Mah, Yun-Zhong
Box 12
Majundar, Mukul
Box 12
Makowski, Louis
Box 12
Malinvaud, Edmond
Box 12
Malone, Thomas W.
Box 12
Malueg, David A.
Box 12
Mankin, Wyatt
Box 12
Manuscript Service
Box 12
Margolis, Julius
Box 12
Marschak, Thomas
Box 12
Marteus, J.F.
Box 12
Mas-Colell, Andreu
Box 12
Maskin, E.
Box 12
Mathematics Dept. Colloquium
Box 12
Mathematics Review
Box 12
Mathematics, Statistics Books
Box 12
Matsuo, Toshihide
Box 12
MBA Presentations
Box 12
McKelvey, Richard
Box 12
McKelvey, Robert
Box 12
Medal of Science
Box 12
Mehta, G.
Box 12
Merwin, Jack
Box 12
Microcomputers
Box 12
Midwest Math Economic Conference
Box 12
Miller, Bill
Box 13
Millward-Brown, Ian
Box 13
Minnesota Economic Association
Box 13
Minnesota Daily
Box 13
Minnesota Forum
Box 13
Minnesota, Univ. of
Box 13
MMPI
Box 13
Mitygain, Boris
Box 13
Miura, Rei
Box 13
Moe, Donald, State Senator
Box 13
Mohan, Krishna
Box 13
Mohring, H.
(2 folders)
Box 13
Montias, John
Box 13
Montreal
Box 13
Morgan, James
Box 13
Moscow
Box 13
Moulin
Box 13
Hervé
Box 13
MST Review
Box 13
Munth, Dr. Preben
Box 13
Murphy, Paul
Box 13
NAS (National Academy of Sciences)
(3 folders)
Box 13
National Research Council
(3 folders)
Box 13
NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Box 13
National Science Foundation
(Folders 1-2 of 13)
Box 13
National Science Foundation
(Folders 3-13 of 13)
Box 14
Nayak, Jayendra
Box 14
Nayak, Vijay
Box 14
Negishi, T.
Box 14
Neymann, Abraham
Box 14
Norhaus, William
Box 14
Northwest Airlines
Box 14
Ohio State University
Box 14
Office of Research Administration
Box 14
Okita, Saburo
Box 14
Olson, Kathy
Box 14
Oniki, Hajime
Box 14
Osana, Hiroaki
Box 14
Oskam, Arie
Box 14
Oxford University Press
Box 14
Page
Box 14
Papandreou, A & M
Box 14
Parking Services
Box 14
Paulu
Box 14
Pazner, Assaf
Box 14
Pereira, Pedro Telhado
Box 14
Perlman, Mark
Box 14
Philosophy of Science
Box 14
Plott, Charles
Box 14
Pollak, Robert
Box 14
Postlewaite, Andrew
Box 14
Promotion and Tenure
Box 15
Qin, Duo
Box 15
Quirk, James P.
Box 15
Rader, Trout
Box 15
Radner, Roy
Box 15
Rapp, Rip
Box 15
Rashid, Salim
Box 15
Reiter
(3 folders)
Box 15
Report and Review Committee
Box 15
Richter, Rolf
Box 15
Roberts, John
Box 15
Rosenthal, Robert W.
Box 15
Runge
Box 15
Rust, John
Box 15
Rutherford, Aris
Box 15
Ruttan, Vern
(Folders 1-10 of 16)
Box 15
Ruttan, Vernon
(Folders 11-16 of 16)
Box 16
Saijo
(2 folders)
Box 16
Salmela, Ron, photographer
Box 16
Samuelson, Larry
Box 16
Sargeant, Thomas
Box 16
Sato, Kimitoshi
Box 16
Schmeidler, David
Box 16
Schofield, Norman
Box 16
Senate committee on Faculty Affairs
(3 folders)
Box 16
Sermenev, A.M.
Box 16
Shan, Feng
Box 16
Shapiro, Leonard
Box 16
Shapley, Lloyd
Box 16
Shearin, Laura
Box 16
Shell, Karl
Box 16
Sher, William
Box 16
Simler, J.
Box 16
Simon, Carl
Box 16
Single Quarter Leave
Box 16
Sloan Funding Progress Report
Box 16
Smith, Harlan
Box 16
Smith, Vernon
Box 16
Somit, Albert
Box 16
Sonnenschein
Box 16
Srinivasan
Box 16
Stadler, Wolfram
Box 16
Staff Assistance Office
Box 16
Stanford, 1979 Summer
Box 16
Stanford expenses, 1982
Box 16
Stassen Center, 1983
Box 16
Statistics Dept
Box 16
Stern, Steve
Box 16
Stigum, Bernt
Box 16
Streufert, Peter
Box 16
Sunder
(3 folders)
Box 17
Super Computer
Box 17
Swan, Craig
Box 17
Symposium for PhD Centenary
Box 17
Ullman-Margalit
Box 17
Takayama
Box 17
Tanaka, Kiyokazu
Box 17
Tansel, Aysit
Box 17
Teaching Evaluation
Box 17
Teaching Schedule
Box 17
Tenure - L.H. Vita
Box 17
Testfasion, Leigh
Box 17
Teubal, Morris
Box 17
Thompson, Russell
Box 17
Thomson, W.
Box 17
Thore, Sten
Box 17
Tian, Guogiang
Box 17
Tideman, Nicholaus
Box 17
Telephones
Box 17
Tobin, James
Box 17
Tauchen, Helen
Box 17
Tower, Edward
Box 17
Townsend, Robert
Box 17
Traub, J.F.
Box 17
Travel expenses
Box 17
Travel, 1980
Box 17
Traub proposal
Box 17
Travel - University of Minnesota policies
Box 17
Trengualye, Pierre de
Box 17
Trockel, Dr. Walter
Box 17
Turner, John E.
Box 17
Twin Cities Assembly
(3 folders)
Box 17
Tyler, Ralph
Box 18
University of Pennsylvania, 1982
Box 18
Univ. of Saskatchewan
Box 18
UNIX proposal
Box 18
Uppal, Jogindar
Box 18
Upson, Roger
Box 18
Uzawa, Japan Foundation Application
Box 18
Vance bibliographies
Box 18
Varian, Hal
Box 18
Vega-Redondo, Fernando
Box 18
Verba, Sidney
Box 18
Vice President for Administration - Search Process
Box 18
Vives, Xavier
Box 18
Walker, Mark
Box 18
Wallace, John
Box 18
Walz, Susan
Box 18
Wang, Hongshang
Box 18
Warr, Peter
Box 18
Washington State University
Box 18
Watches Instruction
Box 18
Waters, Lindsay
Box 18
Watson
(4 folders)
Box 18
Wayne State Conference
Box 18
Weinberger, Hans
Box 18
Weintraub, E. Roy
Box 18
Weitstein, David
Box 18
Weitzman, David
Box 18
Wentworth, Donald
Box 18
White, George
Box 18
White Seminar, 1978 May
Box 18
White, Susan
Box 18
Who's Who
Box 18
Who's Who in America
Box 18
Williams, C. Arthur
Box 19
Williams, Steve
Box 19
Williamson, O.E.
Box 19
Wilson, Library
Box 19
Winter, Sidney
Box 19
Wooders, Myrna
Box 19
Woodward, James
Box 19
World Affairs Center
Box 19
W.W. Norton and Co.
Box 19
Xu, Hau
Box 19
Yannelis, N.
Box 19
Yo, Gioseob
Box 19
Yoshino, Hishiro
Box 19
Young, S.
Box 19
Youngdale
Box 19
Yuen, Kwan Koo
Box 19
Zaidi, M.
Box 19
Zarnowitz, Victor
Box 19
Zhao, Yaohui
Box 19
Ziebarth, E.
Box 19
Zajac, E.E.
Box 19
Abreu, D.
Box 19
Akerlof, George
Box 19
Ackley, Gardner
Box 19
Agullar
Box 19
Aizpurra
Box 19
Aimes, Edward
Box 19
Anderson, T.W.
Box 19
Aumann, R.
Box 19
Balasko, Yves
Box 19
Baumol
Box 19
Becker, William
Box 19
Ben-Zion, Uri
Box 19
Berger, Melvyn
Box 19
Boston conference, 1980
(2 folders)
Box 19
Brock, Horace
Box 19
Brzeski, A.
Box 19
Camacho
Box 19
Calsamiglia
Box 19
Chakravarty, Satya
Box 19
Chandler P.
Box 19
Charnes, A.
Box 19
China
Box 19
Cichoki
Box 19
Cohen, Susan
Box 19
Coifman, Virginia
Box 19
Conn, David
Box 19
Datta-Chandhuri, Mrrnal
Box 19
Decentralization Conference, 1979
Box 19
Desai, Padma
(2 folders)
Box 19
Dorfman, Robert
Box 19
Douglas, Edna
Box 19
Draghi, Mario
Box 19
Dudkin, L.M.
Box 19
Dybuig, P.H.
Box 19
Ericson, Richard
(2 folders)
Box 19
Erlich, Alex
Box 19
Evan, William
Box 19
Fand, D.
Box 20
Feltenstein, Andrew
Box 20
Feiwel, G.
Box 20
Ferber, M.
Box 20
Fisher, Frank
Box 20
Flueckinger, Jerry
Box 20
Fraser, Donald
Box 20
Fromm, Gary
Box 20
Gale, David
Box 20
Gopalakrishna, Mallika
Box 20
Gottinger, Hans
Box 20
Griliches, Zvi
Box 20
Guesnerie, Roger
Box 20
Hamburger, Philip
Box 20
Handler, Henry
Box 20
Heal, Geoffrey
(2 folders)
Box 20
Hechter, Oscar
Box 20
Holmes, J.
Box 20
Jordan, J.S.
Box 20
Jorgenson, Dale W.
Box 20
Kanemitsu
(2 folders)
Box 20
Kareken, John
Box 20
Klank, Bruno
Box 20
Kornai, Janos
Box 20
Krislov, Boyum Committee
Box 20
Krueger, A.O.
Box 20
Hurwicz commitment, Stanford, 1978
Box 20
Laffont, Jean-Jacques
Box 20
Lange, Oskar Honorary Essay, 1963
Box 20
Lucas, Robert
Box 20
Machlup, Fritz
Box 20
Magill, Michael
Box 20
Marshak, Jacob
Box 20
Mas-Colell, Andreu
Box 20
Masch, U.
Box 20
Matsui, Yoshiki
Box 20
Midwest Conf. On Mathematical Economics
Box 20
Miesbauer, John
Box 20
Mondale, Walter
Box 20
Midwest Conference on Mathematical Economics
Box 20
Miesbauer, John
Box 20
Mondale, Walter F.
Box 20
Mosco, Umberto
Box 21
Murty, M.N.
Box 21
National Academy of Science, 1981-1982
Box 21
Ne'eman, Yuval
Box 21
Osann, Hirouki
Box 21
Pazner, Elisha
(2 folders)
Box 21
Pechman, Joseph
Box 21
Philosophy, Colloquium
Box 21
Pillamari, Leela
Box 21
Plott Charles
Box 21
Postlewaite, Andrew
(2 folders)
Box 21
Premsirut, Ropchai
Box 21
Public Choice, Journal
Box 21
Quie, Al
Box 21
Radio Listing
Box 21
Radner, Roy
Box 21
Roemer, John
Box 21
Sertel, Murat
Box 21
Senesh, Lawrence
Box 21
Royalties
Box 21
Ruttan
Box 21
Saijo
Box 21
Samuelson, Paul (on Hurwicz/Reiter and the Ville Theorem), 1979
Box 21
Schmeidler, David
(3 folders)
Box 21
Shapiro, L.
Box 21
Simon, Herb
Box 21
Sondermann, Dieter
Box 21
Spitzer
Box 21
Springer
Box 21
Smale, Stephen
Box 21
Spanish publication
Box 21
Stein, R.
Box 21
Stiglitz, Joseph
Box 21
Strotz, Robert
Box 21
Stutzer, Mike
Box 21
Tam, Mo-Yin
Box 22
Tintner, G.
Box 22
University Foundation
Box 22
USSR Exchange
Box 22
University of Arizona
Box 22
Walker, Mark
Box 22
Wang, Hongshang
Box 22
Weintraub, E. Roy
Box 22
Weitzman, 1974
Box 22
Welch, Robert L.
Box 22
Williams, Steve
(4 folders)
Box 22
Wildasin, David
Box 22
Yaari, M.
Box 22
Yohe, Gary
Box 22
Zeckhauser, Richard
Box 22
Electronic correspondence, 1990s-2000s

Approximately 46 folders of email correspondence (2008-0003), along with other account folders. NOTE: Email files must be screened by archivist before use.

Box 22

Series includes early letters, memorabilia, and other items documenting Hurwicz's migration to the U.S. from Poland and his early years in the U.S. (1939-1946); curriculum vitae; press clippings and articles; Nobel Prize memorabilia; and obituaries following his death in 2009. Languages include French and Polish. Included are documents from Hurwicz's early student years in Poland and at the London School of Economics, as well as early papers from his first positions in the U.S. Many of the letters written in Polish to Hurwicz in the early 1940s appear to be from his father and other family members, who, with Hurwicz's efforts, also emigrated to the U.S. after he had established himself in the U.S. Folders and their contents have been kept mostly in original order as filed by Hurwicz. Arranged alphabetically by folder title, with the correspondence in chronological order.

Abraham Hurwicz, death, 1981 (paper binder)
Box 23
Academic records, 1930s-1940s
Box 23
Academic records, emigration papers, and related documents, ca. 1934-1946
Box 23
Bibliography, 1964
Box 23
Biographical: Clippings and papers, 1970s
Box 23
Biographical: Memorial service, 2008
Box 23
Biographical: Obituaries, 2008 (2)
Box 23
Biographical: Who's Who in the Midwest, 2006
Box 23
Correspondence, 1938 Nov. 21-1940 Sept. 1940
Box 23
Correspondence, 1940 Sept. 12-1940 Dec. 24
Box 23
Correspondence, 1941 April 8-1945 Sept. 12
Box 23
Correspondence, 1945 Sept. 17-1946 Feb. 13
Box 23
Correspondence, Europe, 1948 Jan 29.-1948 Dec. 14
Box 23
Correspondence, 1946 Mar. 13-1950 July 2
Box 23
Correspondence, 1953 Nov. 30-1974 Aug. 17, 1992, 1998, 2001
Box 23
Correspondence, undated
Box 23
Emigration documents, related memorabilia and papers, 1939-1946 and undated
Box 23
Financial and related documents (in paper binder), 1940s-1980s
Box 23
Memorabilia (papers, clippings) and vitae, 1945-1995 and undated

Includes a few items from early years in the U.S.

[Newspaper and manifesto removed to Oversize Material.]

Box 23
McCarthy period inquiry into Hurwicz, 1951
Box 23
Messages to L. Hurwicz for the Nobel Prize, University of Minnesota, Friends and Colleagues, 2007 Oct.
Box 23
Messages to L. Hurwicz for the Nobel Prize, University of Minnesota, Students and Alumni, 2007 Oct.
Box 23
National Medal of Science, 1990
Box 23
Printed materials, 1966, 1978 and undated
Box 23
Printed materials, 1978, 1988 and undated
Box 23
Publications log, 1985
Box 23
Reprints of Hurwicz articles, 1940s-1950s
(2 folders)
Box 23
Univ. of Illinois resignation, 1949-1951

Clipping announcing Hurwicz appointment, 1949; two-page copy of resignation letter, 1951; several clippings giving context for resignation.

Box 23
Vitae, 1991-2000
(4 folders)
Box 23
Hurwicz curriculum vitae, 1988-2000
(20 folders)
Box 25

Consists chiefly of reprints and working papers, generally bound printed materials with a few annotations. Hurwicz's reprints and working papers are arranged in chronological order. Printed materials by colleagues are arranged by alphabetical order of the first author's last name. Though these are mainly articles, they also include PhD dissertations, reports or memoranda which are arranged alphabetically by author's name or by the institution for which it was written. The series also contains a full box of various brochures (economics departments, conference programs) and a box filled with unidentified papers in Russian.

1940s
Box 25
1950s
Box 25
1960s
Box 25
1970s
Box 25
1980s
Box 25
1990s-2000s
Box 25
1950s, with Kenneth Arrow
Box 26
1950s, Office of Naval Research, with K. Arrow
Box 26
1967, with Richter
Box 27
1970-1975, with Reiter and Radner
Box 27
1973-1976
Box 27
1975-1979, University of Minnesota
Box 27
1984-1986, with Marschak
Box 27
1986 (on resource allocations)
Box 28
1985-1988
Box 28
1990s, with Reiter and Richter
Box 28
2000s, with Richter and Marschak
Box 28
Undated
Box 28

Works by Others

(17 boxes)

Arranged alphabetically. Some folders may contain more than one article or draft.

Abramovitz
Box 28
Aguirre Rodriguez
Box 28
Aharoni
Box 28
Afriat
Box 28
Aizpurua
Box 28
Albrecht
Box 28
Aliprantis
Box 28
Allais
Box 28
Amir
Box 28
Anderson, T.W.
Box 28
Antinolofi
Box 28
Aumann
Box 28
Aoki
Box 28
Arrow
Box 28
Arrow
Box 28
Aizpura
Box 28
Aris
Box 28
D'Aspremont
Box 28
Bader
Box 29
Baka
Box 29
Bala
Box 29
Balas
Box 29
Balas
Box 29
Baliga
Box 29
Banks
Box 29
Barbera
Box 29
Bates
Box 29
Baumol
Box 29
Ben-Zion
Box 29
Beckmann
Box 29
Beja
Box 29
Berliant
Box 29
Brenheim
Box 29
Bewley
Box 29
Björklund
Box 29
Blin
Box 29
Bolton
Box 29
Bossaerts
Box 29
Boyd
Box 29
Brahmananda
Box 29
Brams
Box 29
Brandts
Box 29
Brodbeck
Box 29
Burdett
Box 29
Campbell
Box 30
Carlsson
Box 30
Canning
Box 30
Carmona
Box 30
Cass
Box 30
Castillo
Box 30
Carleson
Box 30
Crawford
Box 30
Champlin (PhD dissertation)
Box 30
Chandler
Box 30
Chipman (including his report on the theory of international trade)
Box 30
Cremer
Box 30
Dagan
Box 30
Dahlman
Box 30
Dascupta
Box 30
Dechert
Box 30
Demange
Box 30
Deleau
Box 30
DeGroot
Box 30
Denison
Box 31
Denton
Box 31
Dierker
Box 31
Debreu
Box 31
Diewert
Box 31
Dresher
Box 31
Doede
Box 31
Dubin
Box 31
Dubey
Box 31
Dreze
Box 31
Eaves
Box 31
Eckstein
Box 31
Eliasson
Box 31
El-Gamal
Box 31
Esary
Box 31
Evans
Box 31
Evers
Box 31
Fajnzylber
Box 31
Fan
Box 31
Fand
Box 31
Flood
Box 31
Fox
Box 31
Fuchsteiner
Box 31
Fudenberg
Box 31
Fourgeaud
Box 31
Füredi
Box 31
Futia
Box 31
Gabszewicz
Box 32
Gale
Box 32
Garratt
Box 32
Georgoutsos
Box 32
Gilboa
Box 32
Gjerstad
Box 32
Glazer
Box 32
Gomulka
Box 32
Gottinger
Box 32
Grandmont
Box 32
Granot
Box 32
Green
Box 32
Greenburg
Box 32
Grossman
Box 32
Groves
Box 32
Güth
Box 32
Haavelmo (Theory and Measurement of Economic Relations)
Box 32
Hahn
Box 33
Hammond
Box 33
Halkin
Box 33
Hart, Sergiu
Box 33
Hart, Oliver
Box 33
Harsanyi
Box 33
Hartley
Box 33
Helpman
Box 33
Hoffman
Box 33
Holmstrom
Box 33
Hildreth
Box 33
Hartman (PhD dissertation)
Box 33
Hayashi
Box 33
Hess (PhD Dissertation)
Box 33
Hildebrand
Box 33
Hirschleifer
Box 34
Holmlund
Box 34
Holt, Charles
Box 34
Holt, Robert
Box 34
Hatanaka
Box 34
Indian Economy
(2 reports)
Box 34
Inada
Box 34
Ichiishi
Box 34
Jackson
Box 34
Jaffé
Box 34
Jasso
Box 34
Jennergren
Box 34
Johnson
Box 34
Jordan
Box 34
Jorgenson
(2 folders)
Box 34
Kamiya
Box 35
Kaplan
Box 35
Kelsey
Box 35
Kemp
Box 35
Kiyotaki
Box 35
Klosínski
Box 35
Kochen
Box 35
Koray
Box 35
Konüs
Box 35
Koopmans
Box 35
Krishnaiah
Box 35
Krause
Box 35
Kydland
Box 35
Kurz
Box 35
Kwan
Box 35
Lagunoff
Box 35
Laffont
Box 35
Lal
Box 35
Lang
Box 35
Lau
Box 35
Laub
Box 35
Ledyard
Box 35
Leland
Box 35
Lerner
Box 35
Lloyd
Box 35
Levinthal
Box 35
Lewis
Box 35
Lind
Box 35
Lipnowski
Box 35
Lockwood
Box 35
Lós
Box 35
Lyon
Box 35
Lange (essay on economic planning)
Box 35
Maclane
Box 36
Macminn
Box 36
Majumdar
Box 36
Mandler
Box 36
Manove
Box 36
Margolis
Box 36
Marimon
Box 36
Marshak, Jacob
Box 36
Marschak, Tom
Box 36
Marx, Leslie
Box 36
Mas-Colell
Box 36
Maschler
Box 36
Matsui
Box 36
Matthews
Box 36
McCabe
Box 36
McDonald
Box 36
Montias
Box 36
McAllister
Box 36
Milleron
Box 36
Mount
Box 36
Mookherjee
Box 37
Moore
Box 37
Moiseev
Box 37
Myerson
Box 37
Neuman
Box 37
Newbery
Box 37
Nikaido
Box 37
Nuti
Box 37
Newman
Box 37
Neyman
Box 37
Ok
Box 37
Okuno-Fujiwara
Box 37
Okólski
Box 37
Oniki
Box 37
Osana
Box 37
Oxelheim
Box 37
Page
Box 37
Palfrey
Box 37
Pazner
Box 37
Perkins
Box 37
Plott
Box 37
Pöyhönen
Box 37
Ponti
Box 37
Quirk
Box 37
Radner
Box 38
Reder
Box 38
Reiersøl
Box 38
Richter, Rudolf
Box 38
Richter, M.K.
Box 38
Rees
Box 38
Ruys
Box 38
Reiter
Box 38
Roberts
Box 38
Roemer
Box 38
Rogerson
Box 38
Ross
Box 38
Rose
Box 38
Rubin
Box 39
Rubinstein
Box 39
Rustichini
Box 39
Ruttan
Box 39
Saari
Box 39
Sargeant
Box 39
Sakashita
Box 39
Schofield
Box 39
Schweizer
Box 39
Selton
Box 39
Samuelson
(2 folders)
Box 39
Satterwhite
Box 39
Shapley
Box 39
Shubik
Box 39
Senesh
Box 40
Serrano
Box 40
Serizawa
Box 40
Simpon
Box 40
Sleszynski
Box 40
Smith
Box 40
Sonnenschein
Box 40
Smale
Box 40
Sumner
Box 40
Suzuki
Box 40
Stiglitz
Box 40
Streutert
Box 40
Suppes, Patrick
Box 40
Tadenuma
Box 40
Tanzi
Box 40
Tesler
Box 40
Thomson, William
Box 40
Thompson, R.G.
Box 40
Tobin
Box 40
Traub
Box 40
Trockel
Box 41
Tuite
Box 41
Uzawa
Box 41
Vega-Redondo
Box 41
Vives
Box 41
U.S. Air Force
(2 reports)
Box 41
U.S. Congress (nuclear proliferation, 1977)
Box 41
Varian
Box 41
Vazquez
Box 41
Walker
Box 41
Weitzman
Box 41
Weigend
Box 41
Wiggins
Box 41
Webb, Michael G. (nationalized industries)
Box 41
Williams
Box 41
Wilson, Robert
Box 42
Williamson, Oliver
Box 42
World Bank (report on Poland, 1987)
Box 42
Wooders
Box 42
Wolinsky
Box 42
Yannelis
Box 42
Yoshioka
Box 42
Younés
Box 42
Zabel
Box 42
Zaidi
Box 42
Zajac
Box 42
Zhou
Box 42
Congress
Box 42-43
Economic Indicators
Box 42-43
Works in Russian (papers and reprints)
Box 43
Works in Russian (papers and reprints)
Box 44
Arrow, Kenneth J., and F. H. Hahn, General Competitive Analysis. San Francisco: Holden-Day, Inc., 1971.
Box 44A
Arrow, Kenneth J., and Leonid Hurwicz, Studies in resource allocation processes. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1978.
Box 44A
Baumol, William J., and Wallace E. Oates, The theory of environmental policy. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Box 44A
Eggertsson, Thrainn, Economic behavior and institutions. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Box 44A
Hildenbrand, Werner, Core and Equilibria of a Large Economy. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1974.
Box 44A
Hildenbrand, W., and A. P. Kirman, Introduction to Equilibrium Analysis: Variations on themes by Edgeworth and Walras. New York: American Elsevier Publishing Co., Inc., 1976.
Box 44A
Karlin, Samuel, Mathematical Methods and Theory in Games, Programming, and Economics, Vol. I: Matrix Games, Programming, and Mathematical Economics. 2nd ed. Reading, M.A.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1962.
Box 44B
Katzner, Donald M., Static Demand Theory. London: The MacMillan Company, 1970.
Box 44B
Kolm, Serge-Christophe, La theorie des contraintes de valeur et ses applications. Paris: Dunod, 1970.
Box 44B
Malinvaud, E., Lectures on Microeconomic Theory. Translated by Mrs. A. Silvey. New York: American Elsevier Publishing Co., Inc., 1969.
Box 44B
Takayama, Akira, Mathematical economics. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Box 44B

Documents Hurwicz's professional activities not directly related to research or teaching, such as research funding, publishing, Hurwicz's membership in various associations, participation on panels and committees, administrative tasks at the University of Minnesota, letters of recommendation, foreign travels, and speaking engagements. The materials cover most of Hurwicz's career with a stronger emphasis on activities after the 1980s. There are four subseries: Professional Activities by Subject (3.5 boxes), Letters of Recommendation (0.5 box), Foreign Travel (3 boxes) and Invited Talks (5 boxes).

American Economic Association
Box 45
American Academy of Arts and Science
Box 45
ASSA Meeting, 2005
Box 45
Berkeley, 1976-77
Box 45
Cambridge University Press, 1987-8
Box 45
Chicago, 1940s
Box 45
Chuo Research Unit for Global Environment
Box 45
Cowles Commission
Box 45
Doctoral Evaluation Program
Box 45
Econometric Society, 1960s-1977
Box 45
Econometric Society 1977-2005
Box 46
France, 1981
Box 46
Harvard University, 1981
Box 46
International Economic Association
Box 46
Indian Statistical Institute
Box 46
Institute of Economics and Statistics
Box 46
Journal of Comparative Economics
Box 46
Metropolitan Transit Committee
Box 46
Minnesota Academy of Science
Box 46
Moscow Paper
Box 46
National Academy of Science
Box 46
National Medal of Science
Box 47
NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Box 47
Nobel Prize, 1981
Box 47
Northwestern University
Box 47
NSF (National Science Foundation) Proposals
Box 47
NSF Applications
Box 47
NSF Grants
Box 47
NSF Fellowships
Box 47
NSF Budget cuts, 1981
Box 47
Publishing - Book Projects, 1980s
(2 folders)
Box 48
Scientific American
Box 48
Stanford University Press
Box 48
University of Minnesota
(8 folders)
Box 48
Westview Press
Box 48
Katzner
Box 48
Manowski
Box 48
Krisha
Box 48
Bala
Box 48
Postlewaite
Box 48
Franck Page
Box 48
Qi-Li
Box 48
Béatrice Gaitan
Box 48
Eward Schuh
Box 48
Roswitha King
Box 48
China, 1989-1990
(4 folders)
Box 49
Stockholm
(2 folders)
Box 49
Moscow, 1992
(5 folders)
Box 49
Japan, 1993-1999
Box 49
Spain
Box 49
Greece
Box 50
USSR, 1976
Box 50
Russian Trip
Box 50
Korea, 1991
Box 50
USSR and various documents
Box 51
1951-1974
Box 51
1976-1988
Box 52
1989-1997
Box 53
1998-2000
Box 54
1999-2001
Box 55
Various transparencies
Box 55-56

Represents approximately seventy percent of the collection. Contains notes, drafts, working papers, reprints, annotated manuscripts, faxes and letters related to Hurwicz's work as an economist. These papers span Hurwicz's entire career from his work with Kenneth Arrow and Hiro Uzawa at Cowles in the 1940s on the stability of general equilibrium and the integrability of demand functions, to his collaboration with Stanley Reiter on Designing Economic Mechanisms (2006).

For the most part, Hurwicz's original arrangement and folder titles have been retained. The materials are ordered into two subseries: Topical and Other Research. Roughly half of the Research and Writings series (51 boxes) is arranged in a Topical Subseries. File folders represent either an important topic within Hurwicz's work or an extended collaboration with a colleague; there are also geographical files, including one on China. Within folders, materials are arranged in rough chronological order. There are also three boxes of correspondence related to works by others and seven boxes of unbound annotated works by others (in contrast with those included with the Printed Materials series, these are unbound and some are unpublished).

Ninety-one other boxes in the Other Research Subseries contain files that have retained their original order as received by the library and have been given basic processing and arrangement. The descriptions are broad, with significant topics or individuals highlighted; not all folders are represented. There are a number of files related to geographical headings, especially relating to the economies of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and in smaller degree to Poland and New Zealand. Hurwicz also was interested in refugees and public policy, and this is reflected by folders of material on that subject.

Includes single subject files, as well as larger groupings of files on Hurwicz's collaborations with Arrow, Marshak, Reiter, Richter, and Saari. These files can contain significant amounts of correspondence. Additional correspondence can be found in the Personal Files and Correspondence Series.

Arrow's paper for PhD graduation, 1949
Box 57
Gradient Methods and Lagrangian Problems, 1950s
Box 57
Correspondence, 1952-1953, 1957, 1959, 1973
Box 57
"Programming general spaces"
Box 57
"Selfishness and Decentralization," 1959
Box 57
Reprints, 1965-1967
Box 57
On the Dimensional Requirement
Box 58
Comments by Arrow, 1975
Box 58
Reprints
Box 58
Correspondences, 1978-1982, 1992, 1995, 1998
Box 58
Undated research materials (one binder)
Box 58
Cauchy (Notes on)
Box 58
China, 1980-1993
Box 58
China, 1990-2000
Box 59
Chipman, John (including his collaboration with J. Moore)
Box 59
Drafts and notes in relation with "What is the Coase Theorem?", 1993-1995
Box 60
The case of two firms, drafts and notes, 1997-2001
Box 61
Drafts, notes and presentations, 1960-1995
Box 62
Baumol on the Coase Theorem (externalities)
Box 62
Transparencies and talks, 1995-1999
Box 63
Identification in Lagged Shock-Error Models, 1949
Box 64
"Decision Making under ignorance," 1951
Box 64
"On the consequence of Incorrect specifications," 1952
Box 64
"Decentralized Resources allocations," 1954-1955
Box 64
Debreu, Gérard (Works by and Notes on), 1959-1981
Box 65
Various papers, 1950
Box 65
Project NSF, 1962
Box 65
Decentralization, Incentive Structures and Incomplete Information, 1982
Box 65
Optimal Intertemporal Allocation Mechanisms & Decentralization of Decision, 1985
Box 65
Dimensional Requirements, 1974-1977
Box 66
Handout for Warwick, 1962
Box 66
"Revisiting externalities," 1999
Box 66
Feiwel's interview, in relation with the works on general equilibrium with Arrow 1985
Box 67
Several drafts, proofs and corrections
Box 67
Gauss (notes on)
Box 67
Guesnerie, Roger (annotated papers)
Box 67
Hammond, Peter (annotated papers)
Box 67
Harsanyi, John (annotated papers)
Box 67
Papers on Hotelling
Box 67
Economics of Exhaustible Resources, 1931
Box 67
Comments on Hands and Mirowski's paper on Hotelling
Box 67
Various notes, proofs and corrections by Hurwicz on Hands and Mirowski,
Box 68
Integrability of Demand Functions, various notes, 1968-1969
Box 68
Irrational Societies, 1985-1988
Box 68
Lerner, Abba (notes on), incl.: controversy with Paul Samuelson 1959
Box 68
Lindbeck (annotated papers)
Box 68
Machlup, Fritz, 1982
Box 68
Malinvaud
Box 68
Majundar, M. (works by and with), 1980s
Box 69
Papers in honor of Marshak, some drafts
Box 69
Mechanism design, book project
Box 69
Letters and drafts in relation to a book published by Edna Leohman and Marc Kilgour, 1994-1997
Box 69

These papers document Hurwicz's works in relation with Thomas Marschak (no relation to Jacob Marshak). They contain drafts and notes on collaborative works as well as reprints of Marschak's works with annotations by Hurwicz. Most of their collaboration took place during the 1980s and dealt with mechanism design (dimensional requirements, resource allocations mechanisms). Arranged chronologically.

Works by Marschak, 1964-1981
Box 70
Various drafts and revisions, 1964-1981
Box 70
Drafts and revisions 1981-1984
Box 71
Drafts and revisions, 1984-1986
Box 72
Drafts, reprints and revisions, 1986-1997
Box 73
Faxes, drafts, prints and revisions, 1997-2001
Box 74
Maskin, E. (annotated papers and drafts on)
Box 74
Monopoly - optimality, 2002
Box 75
Monopoly - non-optimality
Box 75
Monopolistic Competition, 1970-1971
Box 75
"Effects of Entry On Profits Under Monopolistic Competition," 1986
Box 75
Various drafts and documents in relation with "effects of entry on profits under monopolistic competition"
Box 76
Nakamura, Shinsuke (notes on), 1988-1996
Box 76
"On Cournot's solution of the Duopoly problem and the Nash Equilibrium Point," drafts and comments by Samuelson, includes a reprint of Nash, 1950, and bibliography
Box 76
On attainable Nash equilibria, 1974, drafts and transparencies
Box 76
Collaboration with Schmeidler, drafts and notes
Box 77
Correspondence with JET in relation with "Attainable Nash equilibria," 1977
Box 77
Reprint, 1979
Box 77
McKenzie volume, Walrasian and Lindahl allocations at Nash Equilibrium, 1979
Box 77
Nash implementability, 1982
Box 77
James Jordan on Nash, 1998
Box 78
Walrasian and Lindahl allocations at Nash Equilibrium, feasible implentations, 1997-2001
Box 78
Nash Equilibrium, Miscellaneous, 1987-1990
Box 78
Public Goods (Hurwicz on), 1994
Box 78
Public Goods, Lindahl vs. Walrasian quadratics, 1979
Box 78
Radner and Reiter (works with), 1972
Box 78
Samuelson (article about and works by), 1964, 1970
Box 78
Shapiro (works in collaboration with), drafts, 1977
Box 78
Stability of General Equilibirum, 1957 (with Arrow), History
Box 78

Hurwicz's collaboration with Stanley Reiter and Donald Saari represents a significant part of the Research and Writings Series. Spanning over three decades, those are very dense research materials including numerous projects, drafts, revisions, book chapters, proofs and presentations in seminars and conferences. The main output of this collaboration is Hurwicz and Reiter's Designing Economic Mechanisms, published in 2006. Preliminary work in relation with this book begins by 1978. Those papers are divided in two subseries: the Reiter collaboration and the HRS collaboration. HRS seems to be mostly a subdivision of the work by Hurwicz and Reiter, with added commentaries by Saari. Numerous drafts of book chapters with a similar aspect can be found with numerous annotations and subtle differences. One may find seemingly similar materials in the H/R files (11 boxes) on one hand and in the H/R/S files (12 boxes) on the other hand.

The material, dealing with mechanism design, is heavily mathematical with an extensive use of geometric techniques - annotated reprints of Spivak's Differential Geometry are included. Recurring themes are the rectangle method and the condensation theorem. Beside collaborative works, these papers include other works by Reiter and Saari, with light annotations by Hurwicz and/or related correspondences. Each subseries is arranged in chronological order.

Working papers by S. Reiter, 1950s
Box 79
Reiter on Externalities, 1960s
Box 79
"On the boundedness of feasible set ...," 1971
Box 79
Reiter on Informativeness, 1971
Box 79
Notes on Mount and Reiter, 1980-1983
Box 79
"Minimal decompositions," 1976
Box 79
Works done with Reiter in Evanston, 1979
Box 79
Page proofs, 1986
Box 80
NSF proposal, 1988
Box 80
Annotations on Walras
Box 80
"Discrete Spaces," 1989
Box 80
"Rectangles," 1990
Box 80
Works on "Chapter 1" (untitled), several versions and revisions, 1992
Box 81
Reiter on "Discovery and Growth," 1993
Box 81
Mount and Reiter, 1995
Box 82
"Shoe Factory," 1995
Box 82
"Reverse Engineering," 1996
Box 82
Drafts, 1996
Box 82
"Constructing a special transversal," 1998
Box 83
Chapter II, Part A (on transversals)
Box 83
Book project, 1998
Box 83
"Transversals and systems," 1998
Box 83
"Condensation," 1999
Box 83
"Condensation," various notes, memos and drafts (revisions)
Box 84
Fax documents, 1999-2001
Box 84
"Flagpole Method," 1999-2000
Box 85
Transversals, 2000
Box 85
Various notes, memos and drafts (revisions)
Box 85
Mount and Reiter, photocopies, 2001
Box 85
Various notes, memos and drafts (revisions)
Box 86
Reprints, notes and faxes in preparation for the book Designing Economic Mechanisms, 2002-2004
Box 86-88
Cambridge University Press, correspondences about Designing Economic Mechanisms, 2004-2006
Box 88
Designing Economic Mechanisms, dust cover, 2006
Box 88
Various drafts by Reiter, 2004-2006
Box 88
Various arranged folders and thick binders, 1992-2004
Box 89
Various drafts
Box 90
Saari and Reiter on "separability," 1977
Box 90
On Constructing Mechanisms, draft, 1978
Box 90
Reprints
Box 90
Various notes, drafts and reprints, 1978-1979
Box 91
Saari's corrections, 1979
Box 92
"Distribution of Differential Equations," 1980
Box 92
"The Riddle," 1980
Box 92
Chapter IV, Th. 6 and 7, notes
Box 92
Steve William's comments, 1980
Box 92
"A Geometric Interpretation of the Integrability Conditions in Terms of Ideals," 1980
Box 93
Theorem 6
Box 93
Lemma A
Box 93
Lemma B1, B2, B3
Box 93
"Separable performance functions"
Box 93
"Walrasian Quadratic"
Box 93
IMA Workshop
Box 93
Part IV
Box 94
Boulder, 1980
Box 94
Aix-en-Provence, 1980
Box 94
A thick folder with arranged documents
Box 94
Shapiro's comments
Box 94
Older versions
Box 94
HRS, New Delhi, expository notes, 1981
Box 94
Saari review
Box 95
Various works on transversals (construction, derivation), 1986
Box 95
Reiter, Oxford, 1987
Box 96
Transversal construction
Box 96
Various drafts and notes
Box 96
Various drafts and revisions on "transversals," 1987
Box 97
Chapter 1, revised
Box 97
"On Modeling Institutions," New York AEA Meeting, 1988
Box 98
Various drafts and revisions
Box 98
Inventory of papers (by topics), 1989-1990
Box 98
Perfect Product Structures
Box 99
The Method of Rectangles
Box 99
Chapter II
Box 99
Part V
Box 99
Miscellaneous papers, 1990-2003
(accordion folder of drafts and reprints)
Box 99
Non-partitions
Box 100
Various reprints
Box 100
Miscellaneous papers
Box 100
Spivak's Differential Geometry, book reprint with annotations
Box 101

Contains drafts and notes on collaborative work as well as reprints of Richter's writings with annotations by Hurwicz. Most of their collaboration took place in the 1990s and dealt with welfare economics. Arranged chronologically.

Reprints of Richter's articles and photocopies of Hurwicz's notes on Richter, 1960s
Box 101
"Revealed Preference Theory," 1966
Box 101
"Social Choice, Competition and the Core," 1975
Box 101
Richter's notes on Nash Equilibrium, 1975
Box 101
Integrability, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 1979
Box 101
Richer's curriculum, 1984
Box 101
Richter on Public Goods, 1988
Box 101
A General Implicit Function Theorem, 1994
Box 102
Optimization and Lagrange Multipliers, 1996
Box 102
Works on the 2nd Welfare Theorem
Box 102
Rational Choice by Richter, n.d.
Box 102
"A note on the 2nd fundamental theorem of classical welfare economics," 1996
Box 102
Works on the 2nd Fundamental Welfare Theorem
Box 103
Richter's vitae and various papers, 1998
Box 103
Various drafts and notes
Box 103
"The Second fundamental theorem of classical welfare economics," multiple versions, 2000-2001
Box 104
Preliminary Thought on Disposability, 2001
Box 104
"Second Welfare Theorem," transparencies for presentation
Box 105
"Lagrange Multipliers," transparencies
Box 105
Arrow, Hurwicz and Uzawa's Studies in Linear and Non-Linear Programming (in Russian), 1958
Box 105
The Integrability of Demand Functions
Box 105
Asymptotic Production Sets
Box 105
Correspondences and materials in relation with integrability
Box 105
Uzawa, Hirofumi, post 1960s
Box 106
Uzawa on the Integrability of Demand Functions, 1971
Box 106
Uzawa, Honolulu, 1980
Box 106
Varian, Hal, annotated works by, 1972-1977
Box 106
Weinberger, Hans, collaboration, 1985-1987
Box 106
Werner, Jan, collaboration, 1993-1995
Box 106
Werner on "Domain of Demand, The Minimum-Wealth Condition, The Existence of Competitive Equilibrium," 1995
Box 107
Steve Williams (annotated papers by), 1992-1996
Box 107
Williamson, Oliver (annotated papers), 1964-1981
Box 107

Chiefly consists of Hurwicz's research notes and drafts relating to projects and collaborations; correspondence folders; reprints, articles, and other writings by other economists, scientists, and students; conference records; and other mixed papers. May also contain some personal papers and teaching materials. Early dates refer chiefly to reprints and articles, often accompanied by Hurwicz's notes on those early works. Topics covered by research notes and other materials vary, but focus chiefly on mathematical equations and modeling for institutional change, equilibrium, mechanism design, convergence, and condensation. There are many folders with materials relating to Hurwicz's collaborations with Stan Reiter. At least several folders of materials from the 1990s and early 2000s focus on Indian, Eastern European and Russian economic changes.

NOTE: Folders have been given basic processing for access; folder titles do not necessarily represent all materials present in boxes. Materials are in original order as received and are in mixed order chronologically and topically, and many folders are untitled. Series is in queue for further processing.

Resource allocation, 1978-1985
Box 108
Decentralization, 1981
Box 108
Nash equilibrium (with Arrow)
Box 108
Incentive structures and maximizing residual gain, 1977-1981
Box 108
Institutions and institutional change, 1987-1990
Box 108
Linear and non-linear programming (with Arrow and Uzawa), 1958-1986
Box 108
Discrete allocation mechanisms with Marschak, 1981-1985
(3 folders)
Box 109
Constructing mechanisms with message spaces, with Reiter and Saari, 1978
Box 109
Decentralization
Box 109
Saddle points, with Arrow
Box 109
Perspectives on economics, New Orleans, 1976
Box 110
Economic impact of ISPAs, 1976
Box 110
Imperfect markets with free entry, 1979
Box 110
Socialism and incentives
Box 110
Reiter, notes and original work on efficient allocation, equilibria, 1970s-1980s
Box 110
Teaching notes, 1998
Box 111
Incentive compatibility, 1974
Box 111
Miscellaneous notes on equilibria, Walrasian models, optimality mechanisms
(11 folders)
Box 111
Printed articles
Box 111
Centralized and decentralized structures, 1958 and undated
Box 111
Maximizing life savings, work by others
Box 111
Cost-benefit analysis: willingness to pay vs. value of life; auto industry; air pollution, etc., 1997
Box 112
Designing mechanisms, 1995
Box 112
Transversals, rectification, and equilibrium, 1990
Box 112
Flouridation
Box 112
Adjustment processes, 1955
Box 112
Stability of competitive equilibrium, 1958-1959 (draft)
Box 112
Bivariate normal, 1950s (notes)
Box 112
Weather modification report, National Science Foundation, 1965
Box 112
Cores and competitive equilibria in discrete spaces, 1992
Box 112
Various notes, transparencies, and miscellaneous documents
(15 folders)
Box 113
Reiter, Arrow, and Marschak collaborations
Box 113
Integrability of Demand Functions, with Uzawa, 1971
Box 113
Decision and organization, with Marschak, 1971
Box 113
Manuscripts and publications by Hurwicz and others, 1951-1984
Box 113
Fix-Point Theorem with Econometric Background, draft by H. Wold, 1964
Box 113
Notes and drafts on optimality, discrete spaces
Box 114
Collaboration with Marschak, 1979-1982

Includes correspondence from Marschak on informational size of discrete spaces.

Box 114
Thomson, Linear Utilities
Box 114
Teaching material, 1975-1983
Box 114
Collaborations with Arrow, resource allocation and others, 1959, 1982 and undated
Box 114
Correspondence, 1979-1981

With Reiter, Marschak, and others.

(14 folders)
Box 114
Hurwicz/Maskin/Postlewaite collaboration, 1979-1982
Box 114
Correspondence, 1950-1964
Box 115
Sharecropper problem (notes)
(2 folders)
Box 115
Reiter, "Organization Theory," 1955 and undated
Box 115
Commitments, travel
(4 folders)
Box 115
Mark Walker collaboration, 1983
Box 115
Impossibility of smooth outcome function
Box 115
Incentives and resource allocation
(7 folders)
Box 115
Papers by others
(13 folders)
Box 116
Hurwicz publications and presentations
(19 folders)
Box 116
Research notes and miscellaneous files
(6 folders)
Box 116
Hurwicz writing and notes: decentralization, socialist economies (1975), incentive compatibility
(10 folders)
Box 117
Work by others
(10 folders)
Box 117
Georgescu-Roegen's notes on Wassily Leontief work, typescript, ca. 1950s
Box 117
Interview with Hurwicz, 1985
Box 117
Intertemporal reprints
(8 folders)
Box 118
Hurwicz papers (decentralization, institutions, social choice), 1984-1987
Box 118
Work with Reiter on demand relationships, utility function, 1965-1969
Box 118
Hurwicz, drafts (sections of unidentified major work), 1969-1970
(3 folders)
Box 118
Hurwicz drafts and outlines, 1967-1969, 2002-2004

Drafts continued from previous box of an unidentified major work; drafts on decentralization.

(11 folders)
Box 119
Hurwicz notes and miscellaneous files, 1967 and other dates
(8 folders)
Box 119
Notes/drafts, on parameter-indexed product structure..., Walrasian condensation, constructing mechanisms, with Reiter, 2004
Box 119
Quadratic counter-example, 1996
Box 119
Reiter (Fran Walker is assistant), editing and notes, 2004
Box 119
Drafts
Box 120
Reiter collaboration, faxes from assistant Fran Walker, 2000s
(11 folders)
Box 120
Drafts, manuscripts, and publications
Box 120
Notes
Box 120
Robert Anderson, Non-Standard Methods in Mathematical Economics, draft, 1990
Box 121
Hurwicz notes, Walrasian example, 1980
Box 121
Notes, esp. on HRS (collab. with Reiter and Saari)
(11 folders)
Box 121
Papers by others
Box 121
Game theory, by Vickrey, with letter to Morgenstern from Vickrey, 1949
Box 121
Hurwicz notes on Hyers' Linear Topological Spaces, 1945
Box 121
Notes on decentralization, 1959
Box 122
Optimality, Efficiency, & Resource Allocation
Box 122
Notes and Correspondence
Box 122
Design & Decision Making
Box 122
Others' Published Work
Box 122
Resource allocation
Box 123
Notes and miscellaneous documents
Box 123
Macroeconomics, Models, Systems, and Structures
(5 folders)
Box 123
Notes and drafts: social/community preference, demand functions (with corr. from Hiro), externalities, 1960s
(9 folders)
Box 124
Original essays
(4 folders)
Box 124
"Old notes," 1960s?
Box 124
Ann Arbor conference
Box 124
Reprints
Box 125
Discussion papers by others, chiefly on institutions and economics, with Hurwicz notes, from Tokyo IEA conference, 1987
Box 125
Hurwicz, Welfare Economics notes
Box 125
Decentralization, notes and drafts, 1980s
Box 125
Collaboration with Anderson, 1948
Box 125
Weinberger collaboration, 1987
Box 125
Hurwicz draft and notes, Revisiting Externalities, 1997-1998
Box 125
"Construction of Outcome Functions...," collaboration with David Schmeidler
Box 126
Work with Richter, 1976-1979
Box 126
International colloquium, 1965
Box 126
Reprints
Box 126
Notes and Presentations: Lindahl Equilibrium, Mechanisms, Nash Implementation
(11 folders)
Box 127
Manuscripts, collab. with Reiter and others
(5 folders)
Box 127
Reprints
Box 127
Notes, teaching
(9 folders)
Box 127
Reprints
Box 127
Information and Incentives
Box 127
Informationally Decentralized Pareto-Satisfactory Processes, 1971
Box 127
Decentralization drafts, 1971-1975
Box 127
Work and correspondence with Others: Thomson, Walker, Arrow, Dorfman
(11 folders)
Box 128
Reprints
Box 128
Informational requirements, 1976
Box 128
Dimensional requirements, many notes in thick binder, 1972
Box 128
Notes on Pivotal Mechanism, 1970s
Box 128
Ville Axioms and Consumer Theory, with Richter, published paper, 1976
Box 128
Krippendorf volume, Interaction between Information and Incentives, 1970s
(2 folders)
Box 129
Resource allocation
Box 129
Decentralization (Hurwicz's own work, and with Marschak)
(2 folders)
Box 129
Hurwicz with Milton Sobel, separation problem, with correspondence exchanges and notes, 1977
Box 129
Information and incentives
Box 129
Stochastic adjustment with Roy Radner, 1977
Box 129
Resource allocation
Box 130
Work by others
Box 130
Decentralized Mechanisms, Given Parameter Indexed Product Structures
Box 130
Delegation
Box 130
Reprints of Hurwicz and others
(8 folders)
Box 131
Social Norms
Box 131
Collaboration with Reiter, 1989
Box 131
Walrus and Lindhal, outcome functions
Box 131
Notes and various files
(14 folders)
Box 131
Collaboration with Schmeidler, 1977
Box 132
Collaboration with Uzawa
Box 132
Incentive compatibility and resource allocation, 1975
Box 132
Notes
Box 132
Integrability and thermodynamics with Richter, 1978
Box 132
Ville axioms and consumer theory with Richter, 1979
Box 132
Jerison, Ville axiom paper, 1990
Box 133
Law of demand
Box 133
Reiter
Box 133
Draft, Arrow
Box 133
Economic reform in New Zealand
Box 134
Second fundamental theorem of welfare economics, 1998
Box 134
Professional papers and curriculum vitae
Box 134
Economic development issues, KDI, 1991-1992
Box 134
Wooders
Box 134

Names on folders or in content include: Aitken, Boas, Goebel and Kirk, Ljusternik and Sobolew, Edna Loehman, Mark Kilgour, Rockarfellar (integration theorems), Kornai, Findley and Rodriguez, Sonnenschein, and Wright.

Drafts by Hurwicz on Lindahl equilibria, 1996-2002
Box 135
Complexity chaos encryption
Box 135
Institutional design, notes
Box 135
Notes, 1997
Box 135
Stanford seminar, 1979
Box 135
HMP (Hurwicz/Maskin/Postlewaite)
Box 135
Game theory
Box 136
Shitovitz, Cores and Competitive Allocations
(2 folders)
Box 136
Aumann, Correlated equilibrium
Box 136
Marimon, Lecture notes, 1986
(3 folders)
Box 136
Clippings about Soviet Union, China, Eastern Europe economies, 1990s
Box 136
Hurwicz notes on Kihlstrom
Box 136

Other names on folders include: Jordan, Calsamiglia, Merton, Ostroy, Pratt, Radner.

New York City, 1987
Box 137
Barcelona, 1989
Box 137
Rochester, 1989
Box 137
Hicks and others on temporary equilibrium
Box 137
Postlewaite
Box 137
Hurwicz reprint, Survey of Econometrics, 1949
Box 137
Carl Simon, notes, 1979
Box 138
Thompson
Box 138
Summers, 1980
Box 138
Reprints and articles by many authors: Baumol, Green, Dreze, Kamien, "MOOS," Summers, Sunder, Zechauser
Box 138
Schmeidler, 1981-1982
(3 folders)
Box 138

Majority are folders with single articles, or mixed folders with photocopied articles, mixed topics. Some appear to be from a S-W series of last names. Includes game theory bibliography.

Mark Walker, articles and many Hurwicz notes, includes notes on Lindahl theory
Box 139
Pivotal mechanisms, notes and mention of Clarke
Box 139
Journal of Mathematical Economics, special issue on implementation, 1982
Box 139
Tian, articles and notes on game theory
Box 139
Dominant strategy implementation article, 1990
Box 140
Serial cost sharing article, 1991
Box 140
Lagunoff, Roger
(2 folders)
Box 140
Welfare economics
Box 140
Agenda, Committee on Basic Research in the Behavioral Sciences, 1983
Box 140
Nobel Prize correspondence, 2002
Box 140
Hammurabi Code
Box 140
Warwick conference, 1999
Box 140
Library reserve records
Box 141
Second fundamental theorem of welfare economics
Box 141
Braguinsky, correspondence and faxes, 1999
Box 141
Transparencies, 1983
Box 141
d'Aspremont and Gerard-Varet, On Bayesian Incentive Compatible Mechanisms, 1979
Box 141
Various conferences, 1980-1995
Box 141
On Modeling Institutions, Hurwicz, Barcelona, 1989
Box 141
Ed Coen, drafts of risk aversion, with some notes and correspondence, 1998
Box 141
Collaboration with Reiter, many mathematical proofs and exchanges of correspondence, 1990s
Box 142
Sertel, Murat (several folders), mechanism design and other, 1990s
Box 142
Reiter, Mechanism Design, 2004
Box 142
Papers presented to the U.S. Joint Economic Committee and congressional hearings on Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1992
Box 142
Mixed mathematical notes, models
Box 143
Collaboration with Reiter, 2004
Box 143
Hurwicz, Condensation procedure for augmental linear product
Box 143
Comparison of Economic Systems (Soviet, Indian, etc.), workshop with notable economists, undated (early 1970s?)
(2 folders)
Box 143
Hurwicz, Decentralizability in the presence of externalities,1967
Box 143
Samuelson, draft of Stochastic asymptotically-homonenous production functions of maximum large-scale efficiency, 1971
Box 143
Gillis, Paul, paper on Stokes theorem, 1940, and other paper
Box 143
Statements before Congress, 1970
Box 143
Wingspread Planning Conference, Academy of Independent Scholars, 1979
Box 143
Hurwicz, Economic Issues in the Utilization of Knowledge
Box 143
Hurwicz lecture: Conditions for economic efficiency of centralized and decentralized structures, from UC Berkeley symposium on Eastern Europe, 1958
Box 143
Hurwicz lecture: Between utopia and the status quo
Box 143
Collaboration with Reiter on Condensation, 1994-1999 (many folders)
Box 144
Notes, Hurwicz,Decentralizability in the presence of externalities, 1966
Box 144
Hurwicz, Draft Abstract for Institutional change and the theory of mechanism design, circa 1994
Box 144
Hurwicz, Research Notes on Convergence, 2001
Box 144
Research notes and drafts, unidentified
Box 144
M. Krein and D. Milman, Extreme points of regular convexity, Hurwicz's notes, 1940s?
Box 144
Notes, Articles, 1940s, 1954 (De Breu)
Box 145
Calculus of Variations, Hurwicz notes, 1940s
Box 145
Other Early Research Notes, Reprints, Articles, 1940s, 1950s
(2 folders)
Box 145
Harry Brown, Mathematical concepts, Hurwicz notes
Box 145
Non-separability, 1972
Box 145
Eastern Europe economy, 1990s
Box 145
HR - Stan Reiter Collaboration, Drafts and Corr., 1999-2004
(3 folders)
Box 145
NY Society for Economic Design, 2002
Box 146
Rodney Smith, Email and Review of Hurwicz's draft, Externality Problem, 1999-2000
Box 146
Hurwicz, et al., Feasible Nash implementation of social choice rules...
Box 146
Page Proofs, Japanese Economic Review, 1996
Box 146
Reprints and Drafts, Institutions, 1987-1994
Box 146
Roberts, Kevin
Box 146
Mount and Reiter, 1992
Box 147
Unpublished draft, Hurwicz, et al. Feasible Nash implementation of social choice rules when the designer does not know endowments or production sets, 1994
Box 147
Notes for talk, 1995
Box 147
Implementation, 1990
Box 147
Montreal transparencies
Box 147
Corrected galley proof, Hurwicz, Toward a framework for analyzing institutions and institutional change, 1990
Box 148
Institutions
Box 148
Green and Lafont
(3 folders)
Box 148
Monopolistic competition, 1971
Box 148
Aoki
Box 148
Evenson
Box 148
Greenberg
Box 148
Design of mechanisms for resource allocation, 1972
Box 149
Informational efficiency (with Reiter), 1990s
(6 folders)
Box 149
Informational efficiency, electronic files (2008-0248), 1990s

Electronic files contain an abstract and drafts of chapters, along with a few other assorted administrative files.

(6 electronic folders)
Box 149
Clarke, 1983
(4 folders)
Box 149
Sobel, Toel - Bargaining
Box 149
Articles with Hurwicz annotations and notes: Bergstrom, Azis, Hicks, Kolm Triangle, Kowalik, Kuhn and Tucker, Klee, Scarf, Calsamiglia, Laffont, Wong, Chander, Swanson, Li
Box 150
Reiter Hurwicz collaboration
Box 150
Lagunoff, 1996
Box 150
Bodswiaz's book, 1991
Box 150
Poverty, set of activist memos on Poor People's Campaign (1968), statements, and federal testimony; Galbraith, Tobin, Heller, Pechmann, 1960s
Box 151
Articles by others, often with notes, 1970s-1990s

Some appear to be in an L-N sequence.

Box 151
Cauchy
Box 152
Lindelof
Box 152
Chinese language notes
Box 152
Correspondence
Box 152
Hurwicz/Reiter, notes and draft, 1980s
Box 152
Collaboration with Reiter, draft of Chapter 1 (Intro, Parts 1-3), 2001
Box 153
Alphabetical files, Albertz-Campbell

Files include Aumann, Balas, Bannerjee, Bauer, Bergstrom, Boole, Bronfenbrenner, Calsamiglia, and others.

Box 153
Alphabetical, Cass-Faber
Box 154
Chipman
(4 folders)
Box 154
Community indifference curves
Box 154
Demsetz, monopolistic competition
Box 154
Hurwicz, Design of mechanisms for resource allocation, Ely Lecture, 1974
(2 folders)
Box 154
Faden-Kolm (alpha files)

Papers and Hurwicz's notes on Fed. Reserve seminar, 1974; folders on Faden, Fan, Faulhaber, Feldman, Ferejohn, Foley, Frisch, Frobenius problem, Iwanek, Karlin, Katzner, Kolm, Jordan, and others.

Box 155
Hurwicz/Reiter, proposal (1988), notes and research on Institutions
(11 folders)
Box 155
Laffont-Peleg

Folders with papers and notes on Laffont/Maskin, Lucas, Majumdar, Mas-Colell, Maschler, Marimon, Marshak, Nakamura, and others. There is one folder on non-linear pricing.

Box 156
Pazner-Reiersøl

Folders with papers and notes on Postlewaite, Plott, and others. Includes a 1949 Cowles Commission paper on Identifiability of a linear relation between variables which are subject to error, by Olav Reiersøl.

Box 157
Thomson, William, Kolm triangle, Walrasian allocations, and other topics
(2 folders)
Box 157
Econometric society, aide memoire (scope of society and bylaws, etc.), 1960s
Box 157
Hurwicz, Evans, Optimality and informational efficiency - notes, proposal for Standford symposium on mathematical methods, 1959
Box 157
Collaboration with Reiter, Jordan, original notes and equations, 1978
(3 folders)
Box 157
Hurwicz, Optimality properties in a decentralized economy, undated paper, typewritten draft, clean copy
Box 157
Announcement and prospectus of planned community in Colorado, 1911 (photocopy)
Box 157
Handwritten notes: "Extension of Sol'ns... Arnold, maximal soluttions, with Richter over the phone," 1981
Box 157
Transparencies
Box 157
Collaboration with Reiter, Optimization and Lagrange Multipliers paper, 1995
Box 158
Collaborations with and papers by Nishimura, Koopmans, Tesfation, Libecap (several folders)
Box 158
Reiter collaboration on Decentralized Mechanisms (sent by Fran Walker, assistant), 2000s
(5 folders)
Box 158
Reiter
Box 159
Mangasarian, 1969
Box 159
Samuelson article with Hurwicz notes, 1958
Box 159
Clippings, Economics Alerts, 1996
Box 159
Collaboration with Reiter, 1998
(14 folders)
Box 159
Pure exchange
(2 folders)
Box 159
Various papers by Fururbotn (drafts), 1994; Etzioni; Wettstein, and others
Box 160
Hurwicz reprint, What has happened to the theory of games, American Economic Review, 1953
Box 160
Economic planning and the knowledge problem: a comment, draft and galley proof for Cato Journal, 1984
Box 160
Draft and reprint, Outcome functions yielding Walrasian and Lindahl allocations at Nash Equilibrium points, 1976
Box 160
Reprint, Inventing new institutions
Box 160
Collaboration with Jordan/Kannai, 1981
Box 160
Collaboration with Reiter, 1997-1998
(5 folders)
Box 160
Handout, Dimensional Requirements
Box 160
Collaboration with Saari and Reiter
Box 161
Reverse engineering
Box 161
Flagpoles
Box 161
Papers by Weingast and Sheple, Greg Dow, and others
Box 161
Papers by Spence, Guesnerie, Baumol, Hart, Stokey, others, on optimality, oligopolies, markets
Box 162
Graduate School Symposium, 1987
(2 folders)
Box 162
Collaboration with Reiter, 1990s
Box 162
Comments by Hurwicz, and comments sent to Hurwicz and Mirowski by Arrow, on Hotelling and the neoclassical dream paper by Mirowski and Hands, 1990s
Box 162
Radner
Box 163
Rosefielde
(2 folders)
Box 163
Saijo
(2 folders)
Box 163
Saari on chaos
Box 163
Soviet Union, Russia and Eastern European reconstruction, clippings/articles
(3 folders)
Box 163
Alphabetical, Saarbrucken-Utility Theory

Includes Schultz, T., Shapley and Shubik, Sorenson, Takayama, Tian (Lindahl Implementation); folder on game theory from RAND (1950, Von Neumann and Brown); and file on USSR.

Box 164
Utility theory - 1938, 1948 papers by Samuelson and others
Box 164
Alphabetical Files, Verblunsky-Yano

Also includes files on Neil Wallace, Webb, Woodford, and Yannelis (3 folders).

Box 165
Alphabetical Files, Galasi-Hartman

Also includes files on Gillies, Daniel Graham (2 folders), Goursat (2 folders), Graves, Hancock, Harsanyi (1966).

Box 165
Alphabetical Files, Hartman-Humorous Science

Includes files on Philip Hartman, Walter Heller, and Rhoda Howard on Canadian refugees, and poems by her on the holocaust.

Box 166
Clippings on Poland, Soviet Union, refugees (including Soviet Jews), environment, tobacco industry, economics, and Hurwicz's activities at University
(9 folders)
Box 166
Clippings: archaeology; bonds; Hurwicz; political climate of Eastern Europe, United States and Russia; 1968 Democratic Convention (Hurwicz served as delegate); and weather forecasts
Box 167
Hurwicz's papers, 1990s - offer to publish; letter from Duke on collections
Box 167
Maskin and Sojøstrøm (1990s)
Box 167
J.R. Commons, 1936
Box 167
Hurwicz - Coase invariance theorem, draft, 1997
Box 167
Battacharya and Majumdar paper
Box 167
Correspondence, including 2000 mailing about Holocaust reparations
Box 168
Collaboration with Reiter
Box 168
Offer curves, 2002
Box 168
Endowment game, 2000-2002
Box 168
Lindahl equilibria, 2002
Box 168
Various papers by Hurwicz, 1996-1999
Box 168
Hurwicz, Implementation with unknown endowments in a two-trader pure exchange economy (draft), 2002
Box 168
Various papers and research notes, Hurwicz, 1996-1999
(5 folders)
Box 169
Collaboration with Marschak - correspondence and notes on Mechanism with finite message spaces, 1982
(2 folders)
Box 169
Sonnenschein
Box 169
Cosgrove
Box 169
Plott
Box 169
Saari, NBER conference, 1976
Box 169
Reiter
Box 169
Radner
Box 169
Russian math - many photocopied articles
Box 170
Hurwicz, paper on manipulative Nash equilibrium, paper on public goods, 1970s
Box 170
Monopolistic competition, draft, 1971
Box 170
Collaboration with Arrow, 1959-1960
(2 folders)
Box 170
Hurwicz, On informational requirements for non-wasteful resource allocation systems, draft, 1976
Box 170
Collaboration with Koopmans, 1950, 1963
(2 folders)
Box 170
Collaboration with Radner and Reiter, 1975
Box 170
Collaboration with Maskin/Postlewaite, Feasible implementation of social choice correspondences by Nash equilibria, draft, 1980
Box 170
Hurwicz - Decentralization and Resource allocation, 1986 (photocopy)
Box 170
Collaboration with T.W. Anderson on Statistical disturbances, 1946
Box 171
Walker, Mark
Box 171
Solow, R., The Economics of Resources, Ely Lecture
Box 171
Oxford, collaboration with Reiter, research and notes, 1990s
(4 folders)
Box 171
Scientific American correspondence, 1954-1955
Box 171
Collaboration with Reiter, Transversals, 1992-1995
Box 172
Nash Equilibrium
Box 172
Incentive compatibility
Box 172
Reverse engineering, 1993
Box 172
Institutional design
Box 173
Mathematical Intelligencer, 1978
Box 173
Student PhD dissertations (multiple folders)
Box 173
Hurwicz, Specification bias
Box 173
Hurwicz, "Boundedness of Yf"
Box 173
Articles, papers by others (Vind, Grossman, Gorman, Wallace, and others)
Box 173
Collaboration with Reiter and Saari, early notes?
Box 174
With Reiter/Saari, On constucting mechanism with message spaces of minimal dimension for smooth performance functions, draft, 1980
Box 174
Hurwicz, Early research notes, undated
Box 174
Hurwicz, proof of Lemma B notes, 1986
Box 174
Collaboration with Kannai, On the demand function generated by a smooth and concavifiable preference ordering,
Box 174
Thomson, Kohn triangle, annotated, 1999
Box 175
Details on Reinhard and Ryder, notes, 2005
Box 175
Reiter
Box 175
Bergstrom and Cornes, 1981-1983
(3 folders)
Box 175
Milgrom, North and Weingast
Box 175
Transparencies
Box 175
Papers by others (multiple folders)
Box 175
Hurwicz, Cores, optima, and almost competitive prices in discrete spaces, 1994
Box 176
Decision and organization, chapter 14 of Informationally decentralized systems
Box 176
Hurwicz, folder of earliest papers: Systems with non-additive disturbances; Variable parameters in stochastic processes; Least squares bias in time series; and On the theory of investment (1945)
Box 176
Collaboration with Maskin and Postlewaite, feasible Nash implementation
Box 176
Ruttan
Box 176
Mechanism design and institutions, multiple folders with notes and drafts
Box 176
Modeling Institutional Change, Warsaw paper, 1997?
Box 176
Modeling Institutional Change, abstract, paper and transparencies, for Warsaw conference, 1997
(2 folders)
Box 177
On the existence of incentive-compatible allocation systems, Berlin paper, 1973, draft
Box 177
Box 177
Nahorski
Box 177
Warziwoda
Box 177
Contemporary Economic Issues, Chapter 4, 1998
Box 177
Research proposal, 1989
Box 177
Hurwicz, early papers: Optimality properties...decentralized economic system, n.d.; Programming in general spaces, 1954
Box 177
Revisiting externalities, 1998-1999
(2 folders)
Box 177
Collaboration with Richter on Lagrange Multipliers, annotated draft, 2002
Box 178
Decentralization and mechanisms, multiple drafts and notes, Ithaca, 1991
Box 178
Katzner on institutions, annotated by Hurwicz, 1989
Box 178
Hurwicz, Profiles as canonical strategy domains for Nash implementability, drafts, 1982
Box 178
Hurwicz, on a "Robinson Crusoe" economy, 2005
Box 178
Manuel Gottlieb on Schumpeter's theory of capitalism, 1953
Box 178
Externalities, exchange, papers by others
Box 179
Second Welfare Theorem, paper by unknown author, and Hurwicz notes
Box 179
Mechanisms and institutions, drafts, 1987-1988
(3 folders)
Box 179
Modeling institutions, drafts for AEA meetings, 1988-1990
(4 folders)
Box 179
Conference, Econometric Society, Seoul, 1991
Box 179
Reiter/Hughes, Regulations game, 1991
Box 179
Walker, 1987
Box 180
Collaboration with Weinberger, decentralizability and intertemporal allocation
Box 180
Collaboration with Weinberger, On smooth balanced Nash mechanisms which implement pareto-optimal performance correspondence in pure exchange economies
Box 180
Collaborations with Walker, Generic non-optimality dominant strategy allocation mechanisms, 1983, 1988
(2 folders)
Box 180
Hurwicz, Economic issues in the utilization of knowledge, drafts, 1983
Box 180
Hurwicz, Perspectives in economics article (photocopy), 1976
Box 180
Hurwicz, On the interaction between information and incentives in organizations, numerous drafts, 1976
(2 folders)
Box 180
Hurwicz, Non-wasteful resource allocation systems, 1976
Box 180
Collaboration with Richter, Ville Axioms, 1979
Box 180
Collaboration with Schmeidler, pareto optimality of Nash equilibrium, 1976
Box 180
Collaboration with Uzawa
Box 180
Collaboration with Radner and Reiter, decentralized resource allocation, 1973
Box 181
Hurwicz, stochastic models paper, drafts, 1952
Box 181
Hurwicz, On the existence of allocation systems whose manipulative Nash equilibria are pareto-optimal..., multiple drafts, 1973-1975
(3 folders)
Box 181
Handout, Farmer-Laborer (False Revelation), for Ely Lecture, 1972-1973
Box 181
Miscellaneous research notes on incentives, tax function, undated
Box 181
Utopia references and quotes, 1976
Box 181
Hurwicz, "For Dorfman," Non-wasteful resource allocation systems, large draft and notes, 1976
Box 181
Progress report on research activity for 1974-1975, Univ. of Minnesota
Box 181
On the interaction between information and incentives in organizations, "good copy," 1976
Box 181
Transparencies
Box 181
Mechanism design with and without games
Box 182
Walrasian quadratic
Box 182
Collaboration with Saari and Reiter
Box 182
Transversals
Box 182
Lemma B, 1986
Box 182
Seminar, Indiana
Box 182
Rader
Box 182
Saari and Simon, Econometrica, 1978
Box 183
Samuelson, Paul
Box 183
Report of external review committee for Economics Department, Colorado, 1990
Box 183
Symposium, University of Minnesota, 1994
Box 183
Choices, games and their topology
Box 184
NBER-NSF conference on decentralization, U. of Pennsylvania, 1985
Box 184
Clippings, Eastern Europe
Box 184
Joaquin, Thesis, 1984
Box 184
Koopmans, T.
Box 185
National Science Foundation
Box 185
Clippings, Poland
Box 185
Schmeidler, 1982
Box 185
Senesh, 1991
Box 185
Sir William Meyer Endowment Lectures, Madras, 1981
Box 186
Walrasian and Lindahl allocations at Nash equilibrium points
Box 186
Implementation
Box 186
Barcelona
Box 186
Thompson conference, 1994 July
Box 186
Berkley symposium, 1955
Box 186
Berlin symposium on planning, 1973
Box 186
Weather modification, 1965
Box 187
Reiter
Box 187
Clippings on taxes, retirement, aging
Box 187
Harold Hotelling and the Neoclassical Dream
Box 187
Cores, 1991
Box 187
Tokyo conference, 1993
Box 188
IEA conference, intervention, 1996 June 19

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Box 188
Hildenbrand
Box 188
Externalities, 1997
Box 188
Harold Hotelling
Box 188
Cores
Box 188
Alphabetical files, Bailey-Bruno
Box 188
Alphabetical files, Chipman-Pelikan
Box 189
Alphabetical, Ruys-Srinivasan (4 folders dedicated to Srinivasan)
Box 190
Postlewaite, Endowments, 1979
Box 190
China
Box 191
Comments on Postlewaite, 1979
Box 191
Calsamiglia
Box 191
Walrasian and Lindahl allocations at Nash Equilibrium points, 1999
Box 191
Manresa, comments on Hurwicz externalities paper
(3 folders)
Box 191
Organizational structures for joint decision making
Box 192
Resource allocation mechanisms
Box 192
Decentralization
Box 192
Specifications, Econometrica, 1951
Box 193
Notes, history of stability, 1959
Box 193
Clippings, Democratic Farmer Labor Party
Box 193
Cores
Box 193
Non-wasteful resource allocation systems
Box 193
Excerpts from interview with Hurwicz and Reiter, 1984 May 30
Box 193
Clippings, economy and weather
Box 193
Collaboration with Sertel, Tunis, 1995
Box 193
Arrow, Postlewaite, Radner, Reiter, Hurwicz, Report of the Working Group on Markets and Organizations, 1985
Box 193
Core, transparencies
Box 194
Collaboration with Arrow on decentralization
Box 194
Warsaw University, transparencies, 1995
Box 194
Hurwicz Axioms, notecards on models for decision making
Box 194
Stockholm Conference, 1997
(5 folders)
Box 195
On the Dimensional Requirements of Informationally Decentralized Pareto-Satisfactory Processes, 1975
Box 195
Attempt at Adaption for Individual Feasibility, 1977
Box 195
Notes, Berkeley symposium, Kuhn-Tucker, 1951
Box 195
Decentralization
Box 195
Incentive-Compatible Allocation Systems, 1973
Box 195
Endowment, 1991
Box 195
Who Will Guard the Guardians?, 1998
Box 196
Informational efficiency narrative, 1997 Aug. 12
Box 196
Optimality and informational efficiency, 1960
Box 196
Moscow seminar, 1976
Box 196
Section V, 1978
Box 196
Collaboration with Maskin and Postlewaite
Box 196
HMP (Hurwicz-Maskin and Postlewaite) files, 18 Dec. 89, electronic files (2010-0052)

.LIB and .AP files, contents currently unknown.

Box 196
Papandreou, Andreas, Theory of the Firm, drafts and papers, 1959 and undated
Box 196
Rose, Arnold M., several papers: academic freedom, industrial revolution, irrational choices, 1950s, 1963
Box 196
Samuelson, Paul, drafts, reprints, including draft of Stolper and Samuelson, Protection and Real Wages, 1939-circa 1950s and undated
Box 196
Mixed professional papers: teaching material; paper by Harsanyi on bargaining model for collaborative game, 1960; collaboration of Hurwicz with Hildreth, 1989; On Increasing Returns (Hurwicz), 2004
Box 196
Box 196
Collaboration with Reiter
Box 197
Lagrange multipliers
Box 197
Inventing New Institutions, 1987
Box 197
Marschak, notes to Hurwicz, 1980s
Box 197
Ledyard, note to Hurwicz on equilibrium, with explanation of non-equilibrium, 1975
Box 197
Pivotal mechanisms
Box 197
Phillips, A.W., Estimation of Systems with Autocorrelated Disturbances, with Hurwicz notes, 1960s
Box 197
Pratt, John (in same folder as Phillips), Utility and Aversion to Risk, unpublished paper at time, 1962
Box 197
Patinkin, Don, reprints/papers including Market Adjusting and Inventory Equations,, Manufacturing in the U.S., 1946-1961, with notes by Hurwicz

Along with long 5-page note from Hurwicz to Patinkin.

Box 198
Richter
Box 198
Radner
Box 198
Monopolistic competition
Box 198
Collaboration with Uzawa
Box 198
Unidentified partial drafts, with paper by Quirk, 1970s?
Box 198

Chiefly consists of photocopies, course notes, transparencies and exam subjects. While as a whole the materials cover Hurwicz's entire career, the majority document his teaching activities after 1980. Documents are arranged in rought chronological order, with the exception of two boxes: one is organized instead by topic, and contains courses on econometrics; the other contains PhD dissertations supervised by Hurwicz.

1945-1981
Box 199
1981-1996
Box 200
1990s-2000s
Box 201-202
Miscellaneous, 1980s-1990s
Box 203
Econometrics
Box 204
PhD dissertations supervised by Hurwicz
Box 205

Oversize Material

(2 folders)
Newspaper and political manifesto
Box Oversize 16

Historical Note

Chronology

DateEvent(s)
1917 Aug. 21Leonid Hurwicz born in Moscow to Polish Jewish parents
1919Family flees to Warsaw
1938After studying the piano, economics, and physics, graduated with a law degree from the University of Warsaw
1938Began studying at London School of Economics
1939Took refuge in Geneva and emigrated to the United States a year later
1944-1946Appointed as Research Associate at the Cowles Commission in Chicago, working chiefly on econometrics, a new field of study
1945Published The Theory of Economic Behavior, American Economic Review, Vol. 35, No. 5, reprinted many times, most recently in 2004
1946-1949Professor of Economics at Iowa State
1949-1951Professor of Economics, Maths and Statistics, University of Illinois
1951-1999Served as Professor of Economics and Mathematics in the School of Business Administration at the University of Minnesota
1958Publication of Studies in Linear and Non-Linear Programming, edited by Kenneth J. Arrow, Leonid Hurwicz, and Hirofumi Uzawa, Stanford University Press
1961Became chair of the University’s Statistics Department
1971Publication of Preferences, Utility,and Demand, edited by John S. Chipman, Leonid Hurwicz, Marcel K. Richter, and H. Sonnenschein, Harcourt Brace Jovanovic
1977Published Studies in Resource allocation Processes, edited by Kenneth J. Arrow and Leonid Hurwicz, Cambridge University Press
1990Awarded the National Medal of Science by President Bush
2006Published Designing Economic Mechanisms, with Stanley Reiter, Cambridge University Press
2007Oldest individual to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, shared with Eric S. Maskin of Princeton University and Roger B. Myerson of the University of Chicago for mechanism-design theory
2008 June 26Died at the age of 90 in Minneapolis

Subject Headings

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  • Kenneth J. Arrow Papers, 1939-2007, bulk 1980s-2002 [many items of correspondence with Hurwicz and other related papers] (Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections, Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leonid Hurwicz Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Leonid Hurwicz Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2008 and 2009.

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Processed by Yann Giraud, Ted Holt, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Kathryn Terrell, Michael Thomas, August 2009

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Addition 2010-0052 processed by Meghan Lyon.

Accessions 2008-0003, 2008-0063, 2008-0087, 2008-0248, 2008-0291, 2009-0075, and 2010-0052 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Extended and updated description of Other Research Subseries by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, February 2014.

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