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COLM, GERHARD (1897–1968), economist
Papers, 1929–1972, 1.67 cubic ft. (GER–029)
Correspondence with Hans Staudinger and Émigré social scientists, 1955–1968; typescripts of writings on economics and public policy, 1936–1968; tributes to and lectures about Colm, 1968–1972; materials relating to the National Planning Association, 1952–1968. Gerhard Colm was a professor of economics at the New School for Social Research and an expert on public revenues, unemployment, and economic planning.

ECONOMICS, DEPARTMENT OF
Records, 1971–85, 1 ft. (UA–613)
Includes publications on econometrics and a proposal for a D.A. program in economics.

FURTH, JOSEF HERBERT (1899–1995), economist
Papers, 1932–1981, 4.3 cubic ft. (GER–036).
Correspondence with Gottfried Haberler, Friedrich A. Hayek, Eric Vögelin, and other fellow Viennese Émigré economists, 1921–1981; diaries, 1907; typescripts of his reviews, articles, and papers, 1940–1974; lectures and course syllabi, 1952–1969; reports and reviews written for the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, 1944–1955; and offprints of articles, 1947–1962. Furth taught economics at Lincoln University and American University, wrote on central banking and international monetary relations, and was an economist for the Federal Reserve Board from 1943 to 1966.

LEDERER, EMIL (1882–1939), economist
Papers, 1901–1971, 1 ft. (GER–057)
Family documents, 1901–1936; correspondence, documents, and typescripts of articles by economist Emil Lederer (d. 1939), 1901–1934; and correspondence and personal records of his wife Gertrud Lederer, 1930–1969. Both taught at the New School for Social Research.

LEDERER, WALTHER (1908-200?), economist
Papers, 1929-2003, 7 cubic ft.(GER–120)
Publications of Walther Lederer; publications of his uncle, Emil Lederer; correspondence between Walther and his first wife, Ruth Klein Lederer, 1929-1931; personal documents. Walther Lederer came to the U.S. in 1933 and, after completing postgraduate work at the University of Iowa, held teaching positions at Hunter College in New York, the University of Delaware in Newark, and Queens College in New York. In 1942, Lederer accepted his first position in Washington, D.C. as an economist for the Board of Economic Welfare. In October 1945, he moved to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Business Economics, Balance of Payments Division, and in May 1954 became Chief of the Division. Lederer continued in that position until 1969.

LOWE, ADOLPH (1893–1995), economist
Papers, 1926–1991, 5 cubic ft. (GER–022)
Biographical material includes biographies; personal papers from teaching at the University of Kiel, 1926–31 and University of Manchester, 1933–40; papers from Lowe's 80th birthday (1973); Veblen–Commons Award, 1979; interview with Die Zeit, 1988; correspondence, 1928–91; writings by Lowe, including lectures, speeches, published and unpublished works. Lowe was one of the founders of the New School for Social Research comprised mostly of the German intellectual Émigrés to the USA prior to WWI.

>MOORE, FRANK C.
Papers, 1927-1975, 63 cubic ft. (APAP–223)

Frank C. Moore (1896-1979), held elective office as New York State Comptroller from 1943-1951, and New York State Lieutenant Governor, 1951-53, resigning to serve as president of the Nelson A. Rockefeller funded Government Affairs Foundation from 1953-1968. Moore also had a deep interest education in New York and particularly in the development of the State University of New York (SUNY), serving as trustee from 1948 and chair from 1953-1965. Included in the collection are his subject and correspondence files, 1934-1974; clipping files regarding his political campaigns and public life; his speeches, 1935-1967; records of his government service as New York State Comptroller, New York State Lieutenant Governor, and the numerous commissions and committees he served on and chaired; the Government Affairs Foundation; and his chairmanship of the State University of New York. In 1968 he left public service due to ill health.

NEISSER, HANS PHILLIP (1895–1975), economist
Papers, 1918–1971, 5 ft. (GER–069)
Autobiography, undated; correspondence, 1918–1933; lecture notes, course outlines, and examinations, 1942–1968; and drafts, typescripts, and offprints of articles and reviews, 1919–1971. Neisser was a professor of economics at the New School for Social Research.

PRIBRAM, KARL (1877–1973), economist
Papers, 1932–1973, 5 ft. (GER–005)
Correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, offprints, and other materials pertaining to the life and work of Pribram, an Émigré economist from Austria. During his long career, he was chief of the Legislative Division for Social Policy in the Ministry for Social Administration, 1918–1921; head of the research and statistical department at the International Labour Office, Geneva, 1921–1928; professor of economics at the University of Frankfurt am Main, 1928–1933; a research member of the Brookings Institution, 1933–35; member of the U.S. Social Security Board, 1935–1942; and senior economist at the U.S. Tariff Commission, 1942–1951. He later taught at American University. He was an expert on economic thought and policymaking.

ROHRLICH, GEORGE F. (1914– ), economist
Papers, 1943–1984, 10 ft. (GER–008)
Correspondence with William Haber, Friedrich J. Hacker, Eric Vögelin, and others, 1952–1984; correspondence concerning the Association for Social Economics and the International Institute for Social Economics, 1981–1984; manuscripts of unpublished papers, lecture notes, and novellas, undated. Rohrlich served in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, 1943–1945; in the Public Health and Welfare Section of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, Japan, 1947–1951; and the International Labour Office (ILO), Geneva, 1959–1964. He was a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, 1964–1967, and at Temple University, 1967–1981.

SCHANZ, LUDWIG, economist
Dissertation, undated, 1 vol. (MSS-027)
"Die wirtschaftlichen Anschauungen des nationalen Sozialismus: Ein Beitrag zur Darstellung und Kritik der wirtschaftlichen und sozialpolitischen Ideen der Gegenwart." Hand-corrected carbon copy of a dissertation the economic philosophy of National Socialism, which was written, probably in the late 1920s, for a doctorate at the Law and Economics Faculty of Eberhard-Karl University at Tübingen.

SMITH, THOMAS (1513–77), statesman, writer
Manuscript, undated, 1 vol. (MSS-028)
 "A Discourse of the Common welthe of England." One of five known early manuscripts of a political treatise completed in 1549 in response to socio-economic problems in Tudor England at the time and first published in 1581. Sir Thomas Smith served in official positions during the reigns of Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth. On the first page is a note written ca. 1607: "I think it not fit that this Treatize be printed, except it be authorized by some of the Lordes of the Consayle. Tho: London." For an analysis of this manuscript see A Discourse of the Commonweal of This Realm of England, attributed to Sir Thomas Smith, ed. Mary Dewar (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1969), 157–62.

STAUDINGER, HANS (1889–1980), economist
Papers, 1928–1979, 31.5 ft. (GER–087)

Biographical materials; diary, 1930; correspondence from or pertaining to other intellectual Émigrés, administration of the New School for Social Research, and the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions, 1930–1979; lecture notes, reading lists, speeches, and research notes, 1928–1979; ephemera and offprints on economic policy, public utilities, political issues, German business and government, Émigrés, and other topics; and some family papers from the nineteenth–century. Staudinger was a Social Democratic Party member of the Reichstag until his removal by the Nazis in 1933; he was professor of economics at the University in Exile from 1934 and dean of the graduate faculty of the New School for Social Research at various times between 1941 and 1960.

STETTNER, WALTER FRITZ (1914–1998), economist
Papers, 2 ft. (GER–109)

Family papers/documents, publications, autobiography. Includes correspondence in German to and from his parents-victims of the Holocaust; also his 1944 PhD dissertation (Harvard University), "Nineteenth Century Public Debt Theories in Great Britain and Germany." Stettner received his Dr.Juris (1937) at Vienna University (Austria). His autobiography (1999) Witness to a Changing World describes growing up in Italy and Austria, his years as a refugee scholar at Harvard, his position with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and a 35-year U.S. Government career with the Marshall Plan, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Turkish Consortium at OECD/Paris, and as Chief Economist (FSR-1) at U.S. Aid Missions to Argentina, Laos, and Pakistan as well as work on Vietnam, the Caribbean and Africa.

WEBB, SIDNEY (1859–1947), economist, writer
Letters, 1890–1929, 1 folder (MSS-031)
 Includes sixteen letters from Sidney Webb, Baron Passfield, about the publication of his work, economic measures being considered for enactment in Parliament, and the Fabian Society's support of political candidates; one letter from his wife, Beatrice Webb, dated January 12, 1913. Sidney and Beatrice Webb were leading British economists.

WYLER, JULIUS (1892–1959), economist
Papers, 1903–59, 7 cubic ft. (GER–102)
The Julius V. Wyler Papers consist of correspondence, publications by Wyler and other economists (in German and in English), and course and lecture notes from his years of teaching at the New School for Social Research in New York. The largest part of the collection consists of Wyler's predominately handwritten lecture and course notes, which include several full-length texts of textbooks for courses he taught at the New School for Social Research, including Applied Statistics, Elementary General Statistics, National Income, and The Structure of the World Economy. Wyler's published writings include those written for the Federal Statistical Office (Eidgenössische Statistische Amt) in Berne, Switzerland, from 1916-1941, as well as publications in English and German from his years in the United States.


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