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Finding Aid of the Jacob Marschak Papers
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Description
Jacob Marschak (1898-1977) was a professor of economics and operations research at the UCLA Graduate School of Management (1960- ). He helped develop the information theory of economics and was a leading researcher in econometrics. The collection consists of Marschak's correspondence, manuscripts and working papers, reprints, notes and teaching materials.
Background
Marschak was born on July 23, 1898 in Kiev, Russia; attended the Technical Institute of Kiev, 1916-18, and the University of Berlin, 1919; received his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg in 1922; taught at Heidelberg, Oxford, the University of Chicago, and Yale University before becoming a professor of economics and operations research at the UCLA Graduate School of Management in 1960; helped develop the information theory of economics and was a leading researcher in econometrics; published books include Economic theory of teams (1972) and Economic information, decision, and prediction: selected essays (c1974); nominated several times for a Nobel Prize; he died on July 27, 1977 in Los Angeles.
Extent
198 boxes (99 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.