Born in Detroit as son of a rich businessman,
Gay attended schools in the United States and in Switzerland.
In 1890 he obtained his A.B. in history and philosophy at the University of Michigan
. He returned to Europe to study agriculture, industry, trade and history at universities in Leipzig, Göttingen. Zurich, Berlin and London. In 1892 he married his Michigan classmate Louise Randolph, with whom he shared his research. In 1902 he received his PhD from the University of Berlin
under supervision of Gustav Schmoller
Back in the United States in 1902 Gay was appointed instructor at the Harvard University
, replacing William Ashley
. In 1903 he was promoted Assistant Professor, and in 1906 Professor in the chair of Economic History at Harvard.
Books, a selection:
- Burritt, A. W., Dennison, H. S., Gay, E. F., Heilman, R. E., & Kendall, H. P. (1918). Profit Sharing, Its Principles and Practice: A Collaboration. Harper & Brothers.
- Gay, Edwin Francis. The rhythm of history. 1923.
- Gay, Edwin Francis, et al. Facts and factors in economic history: articles by former students of Edwin Francis Gay. Harvard University Press, 1932.
- Hamilton, Alexander, Arthur H. Cole, and Edwin Francis Gay. Industrial and Commercial Correspondence of Alexander Hamilton: Anticipating His Report on Manufactures. Augustus M. Kelley, 1968.
Articles, a selection:
Gay, Edwin Francis. "The Inquisitions of Depopulation in 1517 and the'Domesday of Inclosures'." Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 14.1 (1900): 231-303.
Heaton, Herbert. A scholar in action, Edwin F. Gay
. Greenwood Press, 1968.
To his memory, the Edwin F. Gay
-Award for Economic History has been created. One of the award winners has been the historian Richard H. Tilly
Archives and records
has original text related to this article:
- ^ a b Morgen Witzel (2004) "Edwin Gay (1867-1946)" in: Fifty key figures in management. Routledge. p. 136-141
- ^ Earl J. Hamilton "Memorial: Edwin Francis Gay" The American Economic Review. Vol. 37, No. 3, Jun. 1947. p. 410-413.
- ^ "Our History". hbs.edu. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
- ^ List of ASA Fellows, retrieved 2016-07-16.
- ^ Julien Demade, Produire un fait scientifique. Beveridge et le Comité international d'histoire des prix, Paris, Publications de la Sorbonne, 2018, p. 63-64. ISBN 979-10-351-0058-2.
- ^ "Register of the Edwin Francis Gay Papers". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
- ^ Arthur Winfield Burritt; Henry Sturgis Dennison; Edwin Francis Gay; Ralph Emerson Heilman; Henry Plimpton Kendall (1918). Profit Sharing, Its Principles and Practice: A Collaboration. Harper & Brothers.
- ^ Edwin Francis Gay; Arthur Harrison Cole; Arthur Louis Dunham; N. S. B. Gras (1932). Facts and factors in economic history: articles by former students of Edwin Francis Gay. Harvard University Press.
- ^ Herbert Heaton (1968). A Scholar in Action, Edwin F. Gay. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-674-18692-7.
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