Guide to the Thomas Mayer Papers, 1950s-2014
Thomas Mayer was an American economist (1927-2015) known for his work in economic methodology and monetary policy. His papers include published works and drafts of his writings and research and a small amount of correspondence between him and other economists. A portion of this collection is born-digital material, which is not yet available for research.
- Collection Number
- Thomas Mayer papers
- Mayer, Thomas, 1927-2015
- 2.0 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
The papers held in this collection consist largely of Mayer's writings, in both final and draft form, which span his professional career from the 1950s until the 2010s. There is a small amount of printed correspondence, including notable economists Milton Friedman, Roger Backhouse, and others. The bulk of the collection consists of born-digital materials, which contain both electronic drafts and email correspondence. As of January 2017, this material is not yet available for research. Contact Research Services with questions about accessing that portion of the collection.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Thomas Mayer Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
A portion of Mayer's many articles and published works are represented in this series, which include both final versions (some photocopies, some offprints) as well as drafts and research for various articles. Subjects include monetary policy, bank regulation, ethics, methodology, and other topics in economics. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title.
Published by The 1990 Institute
Published by CLM Economia
Published by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Statement by Mayer during Hearings before the Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Office of Chief Economist
Comments by Mayer at Asilomar Conference
Statement by Mayer during Hearings before the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs
Photocopy of Private Financial Institutions text
Published in Economic Research Center of the State Planning Commission
Given to the Finance, Insurance, and Commerce Committee
National Banking Review reprint
Binder (now disbound into 4 folders) assembled by Mayer with reprints, photocopies, and other miscellaneous articles (appendices) written by him or used by him in research.
Correspondence and drafts from Association administration by Mayer
This series includes articles collected or sent to Mayer, as well as some articles accompanied by his comments and responses. Items are arranged alphabetically by author's name.
Thomas Mayer (January 18, 1927 – June 12, 2015) was an American economist who was professor of economics at the University of California, Davis. He previously taught at West Virginia University, the University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, and the University of California, Berkeley.
He is known for his work in monetary policy and economic methodology. Mayer received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1953.
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The Thomas Mayer Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2016.
Processed by Ben Saalfeld, Dec. 2016
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0266