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Guide to the Jim Friedman papers, 1962-1965


Economist and Kenan Professor of Economics emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Accession (2010-0001) (9 items; 1.5 lin. ft.; dated 1962-1965) consists of research and experiment notes relating to 1960s economics experiments in games and game theory. Also includes Friedman's dissertation, The Theory of Oligopoly.

Collection Details

Collection Number
Jim Friedman papers
Friedman, Jim, 1936-
1.5 Linear Feet, 9 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Accession (2010-0001) includes research notes and results from game theory experiments conducted by Friedman in the 1960s. These are held in hardback folders and sorted by date, beginning with a games experiment in 1962 and ending in 1965. His dissertation, Theory of Oligopoly, is also included. Friedman has also provided his C.V. with some parts circled, reflecting which articles resulted from the experiments present in the collection.

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

Contents of the Collection

Friedman's curriculum vitae with circled articles that resulted from the experiments in this collection
Box 1
Games, March-April 1962
Box 1
Price-Profit sheets, 1964 games
Box 1
Games, February 1964 pilot run
Box 1
Games, March 5-6, 1964
Box 1
Games, March 9-10, 1964
Box 1
Games, March 12-13, 1964
Box 1
Price-Profit, 1965
Box 1
November 29-30, 1965
Box 1
December 2-3, 1965
Box 1

Historical Note

Jim Friedman is the current William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics emeritus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He was born in 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1959. He then went to Yale University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Economics in 1963. His dissertation was titled The Theory of Oligopoly.

Following graduation, he was an assistant professor and researcher at the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale. In 1968, he moved to the University of Rochester, where he eventually became chair of the Economics Department in 1975. He taught for a short period at Virginia Tech before joining the Economics Department at UNC in 1985.

Friedman's research interests in economics included oligopoly, duopoly, game theory, and noncooperative equilibria. Some of his books include Oligopoly and the Theory of Games (1977), Research in Experimental Economics: An Experiment with Noncooperative Oligopoly (1979, Oligopoly Theory (1983), Game Theory with an Application to Economics (1986), and Problems of Coordination in Economic Activity (1994).

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The Jim Friedman papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010.

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Processed by Meghan Lyon, February 2010

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, February 2010

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2010-0001