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Richard A. BRECHER

Richard A. BRECHER, economist in the field of International Trade Theory; Commercial Policy; International Investment and Capital Markets. Research Fellow, Canada Council, 1974-1975; Leave Fellow, Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 1981-1982.

Background

  • BRECHER, Richard A. was born in 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Anthropology) McGill University, 1967. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Harvard University, 1970, 1971.

    Career

    • Assistant Professor of Economics, Research Staff, Economics Growth Center, Yale University, 1971-1977. Academic Visiting, London School of Economies and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, 1974-1975. Visiting, Nuffield College Oxford, 1974-1975.

      Association Professor of Economics, Carleton University, 1977-1981. Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, 1981-1982. Professor of Economics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, since 1981.

      Association Editor, Co-editor, Editor, Journal of International Economics, 1981-1982, 1982, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Research Fellow, Canada Council, 1974-1975. Leave Fellow, Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 1981-1982.

    Views

    Early work focussed on the theory of international trade with unemployment in the presence of real-wage rigidity. Attention then shifted to foreign ownership and its implications for commercial policy. Subsequent writings dealt with the factor content of international trade in commodities.

    Recent work emphasises the theory of transfers and welfare.

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