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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fritz Machlup Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1983
    Collection Number: 83037
    Creator: Machlup, Fritz, 1902-
    Collection Size: 313 manuscript boxes, 11 oversize boxes, 6 card file boxes, 1 album box, 4 phonotape cassettes, 4 phonotape reels (139 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, reports, memoranda, notes, questionnaires, data, financial records, grant proposals, instructional materials, and printed matter, relating to economic theory and to information systems and the creation and transmission of knowledge.
    Language: English and German.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Fritz Machlup papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1983.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Information services.
    Learning and scholarship.

    Biographical Note

    1902 December 15 Born, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
    1922-1933 Partner and director, Timmersdorfer Holzstoff und Pappenfabrik Emerich Kren and Co., Vienna, Austria
    1923 Dr. Rer. Pol., Universitat Wien, Vienna
    1924-1933 Partner and managing director, Ybbstaler Pappenfabriken Adolf Leitner und Bruder, Vienna
    1924-1948 Director, Elso Magyar Cartonlemezgyar Rt. (Erste Ungarische Carton-Pappenfabrik), Budapest, Hungary
    1925 Author, Die Goldkernwahrung
      Married Marianne (Mitzi) Herzog
    1927 Author, Die neuen Wahrungen in Europa
    1929-1931 Council member, Austrian Cardboard Cartel, Vienna
    1929-1933 Lecturer, Volkshochschule Wien, Vienna
    1931 Author, Borsenkredit, Industriekredit und Kapitalbildung
    1933 Moved to the United States
    1933-1935 Research fellow, Rockefeller Foundation
    1934 Author, Fuhrer durch die Krisenpolitik
    1934-1935, 1938-1939 Visiting lecturer, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    1935-1947 Frank H. Goodyear professor of economics, University of Buffalo, New York
    1936 Visiting professor, Harvard University
    1937-1938 Visiting professor, Cornell University, New York
    1938 Visiting professor, Northwestern University, Illinois
    1939 Visiting professor, University of California, Berkeley
    1940 Naturalized American
    1940, 1947 Visiting professor, Stanford University, California
    1941 Visiting professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    1942-1943 Special consultant, Post War Labor Problems Division, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor
    1943 Author, International Trade and the National Income Multiplier
    1943-1946 Visiting professor, American University, Washington, D.C.
    1943-1946 Chief, Research Section; Acting Chief, Division of Investigation and Research; Chief, Division of Research and Statistics, Office of Alien Property Custodian, Washington, D.C.
    1947-1960 Abram G. Hutzler professor of political economy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    1948 Visiting professor, Columbia University, New York
    1949 Visiting professor, University of California, Los Angeles
      Author, The Basing-Point System
    1952 Author, The Political Economy of Monopoly
      Author, The Economics of Sellers' Competition
    1955 Visiting professor, Kyoto University and Doshisha University, Japan
      Director, Kyoto American Studies Seminar
    1957-1958 Research fellow, Ford Foundation
    1958 Author, An Economic Review of the Patent System
    1960-1971 Walker professor of economics and international finance, and director of the International Finance Section, Princeton Uniersity, New Jersey
    1962 Author, The Production and Distribution of Knowledge in the United States
    1963 Author, Essays in Economic Semantics
    1963-1964 Visiting professor, City University of New York
    1964 Author, International Payments, Debts, and Gold
    1965-1977 Consultant, United States Department of the Treasury
    1966 Author (with William J. Fellner, Robert Triffin, and eleven others), Maintaining and Restoring Balance in International Payments
    1968 Author, Remaking the International Monetary System: The Rio Agreement and Beyond
    1969-1971 Visiting professor, New York University
    1970 Visiting professor, Osaka University, Japan and University of melbourne, Australia
    1971-1983 Professor of economics, New York University
    1972 Author (with Jan Tinbergen, Abram Bergson and Oskar Morgenstern), Optimum Social Welfare and Productivity
      Author, The Alignment of Foreign Exchange Rates
    1972-1973 Visiting professor, Universitat Wien
    1975 Author, International Monetary Systems
    1976 Author, Selected Economic Writings of Fritz Machlup
    1977 Author, A History of Thought on Economic Integration
    1978 Author, Methodology of Economics and Other Social Sciences
    1978 Author (with Kenneth W. Leeson et al.), Information through the Printed Word: The Dissemination of Scholarly, Scientific, and Intellectual Knowledge
      Volume I: Book Publishing
      Volume II: Journals
      Volume III: Libraries
    1980 Volume IV: Books, Journals, and Bibliographic Sciences
      Author, Knowledge: Its Creation, Distribution, and Economic significance
      Volume I: Knowledge and knowledge Production
    1982 Volume II: The Branches of Learning
    1983 Volume III: The Economics of Information and Human Capital
    1983 January 30 Died, Princeton, New Jersey