Earl J. Hamilton

Fellow: Awarded 1937

Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 05-17-1899

Died: 05-07-1989

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1937–38:

HAMILTON, EARL JEFFERSON:  Appointed for the preparation of a book on John Law’s system, the first experiment with a managed currency; tenure, twelve months from September 13, 1937.

Born May 17, 1899, at Houlka, Mississippi.  Education:  Mississippi State College, B.S., 1920; University of Texas, M.A., 1924; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1929 (Sheldon Travelling Fellow, 1926–27). Social Science Research Council Fellow, 1929–30.

Assistant Professor of Economics, 1927–29, Professor, 1929—, Duke University.

Publications:  American Treasure and the Price Revolution in Spain, 1934; Money, Prices, and Wages in Valencia, Aragon, and Navarre, 1351–1500, 1936. Articles in Journal of Economic and Business History, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Economica, Economic History, Supplement to the Economic Journal, Annales d’Histoire Economique et Sociale. Contributor to Facts and Factors in Economic History, 1932; Economics, Sociology and the Modern World, 1935.