Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149696
Authors: 
Weintraub, E. Roy
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
CHOPE Working Paper 2013-05
Abstract: 
MIT emerged from "nowhere" in the 1930s to its place as one of the three or four most important sites for economic research by the mid-1950s. A conference held at Duke University in April 2013 examined how this occurred. In this paper the author argues that the immediate postwar period saw a collapse – in some places slower, in some places faster – of the barriers to the hiring of Jewish faculty in American colleges and universities. And more than any other elite private or public university, particularly Ivy League universities, MIT welcomed Jewish economists.
Subjects: 
MIT
Jewish faculty
anti-Semitism
Samuelson
JEL: 
B2
B22
O4
O11
E12
E13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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