By Lars Jonung, Ronald Findlay, Mats Lundahl

ISBN-10: 0262062283

ISBN-13: 9780262062282

ISBN-10: 0585436169

ISBN-13: 9780585436166

Bertil Ohlin, overseas alternate theorist, winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Economics, and chief of the Swedish Liberal occasion for greater than twenty years, is taken into account to be the most important unmarried effect at the improvement of overseas economics within the 20th century. This quantity, celebrating the centennial of Ohlin's beginning, examines his lifestyles and his impression on smooth financial concept. It additionally includes the 1st English translation of his licentiate thesis, in which he first set out his thought of overseas alternate.

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He was not supposed to join Eli Heckscher’s economics seminar, since this was for second-year, not first-year, students. After some deliberation, Heckscher let him in—a decision founded on Ohlin’s economics studies in Lund. The first task assigned to Ohlin in the seminar was to comment on a paper on a classical problem in forestry economics: that of the optimal rotation period. Heckscher had published an article on the subject in 1912 where he had derived a solution that made the false analogy with wine storage.

The standard of living in the summerhouse in Torekov was not very high. There was no telephone, no refrigerator, and no bathroom. For many years there was no car. Even if political life at that time was less hectic than today, our father became more and more occupied, and more and more pressed for time. Although father had A Portrait of Our Father 33 a high stress tolerance level, our parents decided that the distance to Torekov was too long, and the train journeys too time-consuming. Thus, in 1949, they bought a country house in the neighborhood of Stockholm.

All of them developed different approaches, both within micro- and 18 Ronald Findlay, Lars Jonung, Mats Lundahl macroeconomics. They worked with such notions as plans, anticipations, uncertainty, temporary equilibrium, disequilibrium, sequence analysis, the distinction between ex ante and ex post, struggling to bring the analysis of change into the center stage. How was this theoretical work related to that of Ohlin? Hansson argues that Ohlin made hardly any contribution to the study of dynamic methods proper.

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