Earl J. Hamilton Papers
on the Economic History of Spain 1351-1830
Economist's Papers Project
Biographical and Collection Information
Banco de San Carlos/Bank of Spain
Original Legajos and Documents
Research Papers and Correspondence
Earl Jefferson Hamilton (1899-1989) helped to pioneer the field of quantitative economic history during a career that spanned 50 years. His publications include a classic series of books analyzing how American treasure affected price and wage structure in colonial Spain, a history of the Bank of Spain, and some three dozen articles or contributed chapters in the fields of economics and history.
Hamilton held professorships in economics at Duke University (1927-1944), Northwestern University (1944-1947), and the University of Chicago (1947-1967), and was Distinguished Professor of Economic History at the State University of New York, Binghamton (1966-1969). He served as editor of the Journal of Political Economy for seven years and was President of the Economic History Association from 1951 to 1952.
compiled by James Gregory Cusick