Department of Economics records

Department of Economics records

Dates: 1973-1986

This collection is made up of faculty memos, correspondence, periodicals, and is mainly composed of reports sent to the American Journal of Agricultural Economics for review, and perhaps to be published in magazines and journals of economics.

  • Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 1231
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed for 25 years after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Economics records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1231; Department of Economics records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1231, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management, November 2005.
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File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Agriculture and state; Agriculture--Economic aspects--Forecasting; Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Letters; Memorandums; Periodicals; Reports
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
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Finding Aid Title
Department of Economics records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Kim
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-24T04:24-0700
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Administrative History

The Brigham Young Economics Department has been in existence almost since the school first began in 1875. Between 1957 and 1973, at the advent of computers, the undergraduate offerings in this department jumped from five courses to twenty-four, the full-time faculty increased approximately 250 percent, and the number of faculty with doctorates more than quadrupled. Economics examines how societies choose to allocate scarce resources among competing uses. A broad range of contemporary policy issues are studied in fields such as: food, agriculture, and natural resource economics; economic development and growth, international trade and finance, economic history, the organization of industries, the development and efficiency of law, business cycles, labor markets, and public and private finance.

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