In 1985 I first began my research on the life and work of Harold Hotel ling. That year, Harold Hotelling's widow had donated the collection of his private p:;tpers, correspondence and manuscripts to the Butler Library, Columbia University. This is a most appropriate place for them to reside, in that Hotelling's most productive period as an active researcher in eco nomics and statistics coincides with the years when he was Professor of Mathematical Economics at Columbia (1931-1946). The Hotelling Collection comprises some 13,000 separate items and contains numerous unpublished letters and manuscripts of great importance to historians of economics and statistics. In the course of the following year I was able, with the generous financial assistance of the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy and the University of Durham, to spend six weeks over the Easter period working on the collection. I returned to New York in September 1986 while on sabbatical leave from the University of Durham, and I spent most of the following eight months examining the many documents in the collection. During that academic year I was grateful to Columbia University who gave me the title of Visiting Research Professor and gave me the freedom to work in their many well-stocked libraries.
The Life and Economic Thought of Harold Hotelling.- Bibliography of Harold Hotelling.- Reprints of the Published Economics Papers by Harold Hotelling.- 1925 A general mathematical theory of depreciation. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 20, 340-53..- 1929 Stability in competition. Economic Journal, 39, 41-57..- 1931 The economics of exhaustible resources. Journal of Political Economy, 39, 137-75..- 1932 Edgeworth's taxation paradox and the nature of demand and supply functions. Journal of Political Economy, 40, 577-616..- 1933 Note on Edgeworth's taxation phenomenon and Professor Garver's additional condition on demand functions. Econometrica, 1, 408-9..- 1935 Demand functions with limited budgets. Econometrica, 3, 66-78..- 1936 Curtailing production is anti-social. Columbia Alumni News, 28(4), 3 and 16..- 1938 The general welfare in relation to problems of taxation and of railway and utility rates. Econometrica, 6, 242-69..- 1939 The relation of prices to marginal costs in an optimum system. Econometrica, 7, 151-6..- 1939 A final note. Econometrica, 7, 158-60..- 1943 Income-tax revision as proposed by Irving Fisher. Econometrica, 11, 83-7..
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