The Last Chapters of Kenneth Arrow’s Work
Economists' Papers Archive
A collaborative effort of the Center for the History of Political Economy and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Economists' Papers Archive is the largest collection of its kind in the world.
The archive comprises the correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, data and other work products of more than seventy distinguished economists, mostly from the 20th century, including the academic and personal papers of numerous Nobel Prize winners.
Chamberlin was perhaps best known for developing the theory of monopolistic competition simultaneously with Joan Robinson. He wrote extensively on theories of competition and market structure, product differentiation, firms' pricing decisions, excess capacity, economies of scale, and labor unions. Chamberlin had notable scholarly engagements with Robinson and other economists including Richard Kahn, Nicholas Kaldor, Milton Friedman, Frank Knight, and George Stigler. This collection consists of his correspondence, research, writings, and items of a personal nature, including documentation of his service in the OSS druing World War II detecting enemy espionage and sabotage.