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Edwin Kuh papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0230

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, budgets, contracts, plans, and reports from Kuh's consulting projects in Puerto Rico, 1928-1970; course notes, problem sets, and exams from courses he taught, including Business Forecasting (15.414), Applied Econometrics and Forecasting for Management (15.034), and other courses in econometrics; and reprints of Kuh's writngs on investment, productivity, and other subjects. Also includes correspondence, statements, and position papers Kuh wrote as an advisor to the presidential campaigns for Eugene McCarthy (1968) and George McGovern (1972).


  • 1949 - 1985


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Biographical Note

Edwin Kuh, 1925?-1986, BA 1949, Williams College; PhD 1955, Harvard University, came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as assistant professor in the Sloan School of Management in 1955 and became associate professor of economics in 1959. He became professor of finance and economics in 1962 and held dual appointments in the Sloan School and the Department of Economics. He was director of the Center for Computational Research in Economics and Management Science from its founding in 1978. His work focused on the use of econometric models to forecast production, savings, investment, business cycles, unemployment, and related functions.


4 Cubic Feet (4 record cartons)

Language of Materials



The collection documents the career of Edwin Kuh, a member of the economics faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1955 until his death in 1986. He made numerous contributions to the field of econometrics. The collection contains material on his consulting projects in Puerto Rico, 1928-1970; course notes, and reprints of his writings. Also included is material Kuh wrote as an advisor to the presidential campaigns of Eugene McCarthy (1968) and George McGovern (1972).

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Source of Acquisiton

Materials were given to the Department of Distinctive Collections (formerly the Institute Archives and Special Collections) in September 1987 by Thomas Kuh, Edwin Kuh's son.

Appraisal note

Needs review.

Processing Information note

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.


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Revision Statements

  • 2021 July 9: Edited by Lana Mason to remove aggrandizing terms in the abstract note description.

Repository Details

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