613. Harrod to J. Marschak , 11 January 1937 [a]

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51, Campden Hill Square, W.8. #

11 January 1937

Dear Marschak,

1. The enclosed notes [1] deal mainly with one point in our dossiers. I wonder if you think that they would provide material for an evening's discussion by the group. If you do perhaps they might be multiplied and circulated. I have sent a copy to Henderson.

2. It has occurred to me recently that tho the Institute [2] has now existed for nearly 18 months, I have not made very great use of it. My natural bent is towards private cogitation and I have had little experience of empirical work. What I have been wondering is whether I might arrange, without being a nuisance, to join in any work on foot, either by discussing the methods and implications of what is being done or actually doing some of the donkey work (though I myself have had no training in such matters). I had in mind the possibility of setting aside say one morning a week (or more) during next term, on which I should come regularly to the Institute and participate in some way in what is going on. What do you think?


Roy Harrod

I return to Oxford on Thursday. [3]

  1. 1. Harrod, "Notes on Interviews with Entrepreneurs", here reproduced as essay 17 (see in particular note 2 for context).

    2. The Oxford Institute of Statistics.

    3. 14 January 1937.

    1. a. ALS, two pages on one leaf, in JMP 1275, Box 147, folder H.

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