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Martin Bronfenbrenner (December 2, 1914 in Pittsburgh – June 2, 1997 in Durham, North Carolina) was an internationally renowned economist who published over 250 scholarly papers and five books. His publications cover a host of topics, ranging from income distribution theory, monetary economics, fiscal economics, business-cycle theory, imperfect competition, labor economics and theory, on the one hand, to economic development, Marxian economics, comparative economic systems, history of economic thought, international economics, and Japanese economics on the other. His scholarship was recognized on several occasions, including his election as Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

Bronfenbrenner received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1934, his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1939, and went on to teach at Roosevelt University, the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1947–1957), Michigan State University (1957–1959), the University of Minnesota (1959–1962) and Carnegie Mellon University (1962–1971), where he also served as department chair, Aoyama Gakuin University (1984–1990) and Duke University (1971–1984 and from 1991 until his death).

Major Works of Martin Bronfenbrenner

  • "Some Fundamentals of Liquidity Theory", 1945, QJE
  • "The Appeal of Confiscation in Economic Development", 1955, Econ Dev Cultural Change
  • "Potential Monopsony in Labor Markets", 1956, ILRR
  • "Contribution to the Aggregative Theory of Wages", 1956, JPE
  • "A Reformulation of Naive Profit Theory", 1960, SEJ
  • "A Note on Relative Shares and the Elasticity of Substitution", 1960, JPE
  • Academic Encounter, 1961
  • "Survey of Inflation Theory", with F.D. Holzman, 1963, AER
  • "Das Kapital for the Modern Man", 1965, Science and Society
  • "Radical Economics in America: a 1970 survey", 1970, JEL
  • Income Distribution Theory, 1971.
  • "The Structure of Revolutions in Economic Thought", 1971, HOPE
  • Tomioko Stories, 1976.
  • Macroeconomic Alternatives, 1979.

Secondary source

  • Blaug, Mark(ed.)(1999). Who's Who in Economics (3d edition), Edward Elgar.

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