This website is the portal to the papers of the late financial economist Hyman P. Minsky. The papers comprise writings, correspondence, notes, and ephemera.
Professor Minsky was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 23, 1919, and died in Rhinebeck, New York, on October 24, 1996. Much of his research centered on understanding and explaining financial crises. From 1949 to 1958 Minsky taught at Brown University, and from 1957 to 1965, at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1965 he became a professor of economics at Washington University in St Louis. Following his retirement in 1990, Minsky was appointed a distinguished scholar at Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, where he continued his research until his death in 1996.
The Minsky Archive is housed at Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, where Professor Minsky worked for the last six years of his life. The Archive is now being made available to scholars seeking a deeper understanding of the work of this influential economist. There is an ongoing project to digitize the Archive. While many of the documents have already been copied and posted here, not all have yet been done. To ensure the best search possible, we encourage scholars to search the detailed finding aid first for all relevant documents. Next, search the digitized documents to find which ones have already been scanned and posted.
NEW! MINSKY DIGITAL ARCHIVE
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