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Haensel, Paul, 1878-1949

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1878 - 1949

Economist Paul W. Haensel was born in Moscow on February 8, 1878, and graduated from the University of Moscow in 1902. He later received the degree of Doctor of Laws. In 1926, the University of Munich conferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor eoconomiae publicae honoris causa. The constriction of liberty by the Communist Party caused Haensel, his wife, and three sons to flee Soviet Russia in 1928. In 1929 became a Professor of Public Finance on the faculty of Northwestern University, where he remained until retirement in 1943.

Paul Haensel served as Professor of Economics at the University of Moscow from 1903 to 1928. In 1904 he married Nina Von Tugenhold, who for many years assisted him in his research at the British Museum in London, and at the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris. It was during this period that his reputation in the science of public finance and economics grew.

The 1917 Bolshevik Revolution shocked Haensel. Afterward, he continued to serve for a few years as president of the finance section of the Institute of Economic Research, and later as consultant in the Commissariat of Finance.

The constriction of liberty by the Communist Party caused Haensel, his wife, and three sons to flee Soviet Russia in 1928. Over the next two years, Haensel served short academic terms as a visiting professor at the University of Graz in Austria and at the London School of Economics. After giving a series of lectures at the University of Chicago, Haensel accepted a permanent appointment on the faculty of Northwestern University as Professor of Public Finance from 1929 to 1943.

Paul Haensel retired on August 31, 1943, as Professor Emeritus. He spent the next five years as Professor of Economics at the Martha Washington College in Virginia. He died at age 70 in 1949.

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Paul W. Haensel (1878-1949) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/10/5
Abstract The Paul W. Haensel Papers contains biographical materials, press releases, general correspondence, correspondence about his manuscript, "The Truth About Tsarist Russia," and two copies of the manuscript itself. Paul Haensel held copyright to several works by Pavel Ivanyukov (not identified). Present in this collection are three of these items, "Two Loves: A Story of Soviet Life" (1831; two copies), "Life's Whirlpool" (1934), and "The Morass" (undated). The collection also includes two...