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Erik G. FURUBOTN

Erik G. FURUBOTN, economist in the field of Social Choice. Francis Way land Scholar, Brown University, 1948; Phi Beta Kappa; Member, American Economic Association, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, Econometric Society, Southern Economic Association, USA; Executive Committee, Southern Economic Association, USA, 1975-1977.

Background

  • FURUBOTN, Erik G. was born in 1923 in New York City, New York, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Brown University, 1948. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Columbia University, 1951,1959.

    Career

    • Professor of Economics, State University, 1963-1967. Visiting Professor,Tulane University, 1965. Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University.

      James L. West Professor of Economics, University Texas, Arlington, Texas, United States of America. Advisory Board, Applied Economics, 1971-1972. Editorial Boards, Southern Economic Journal, 1979-1980, Zeitschrift fur die gesamte Staatswissenschaft, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Francis Way land Scholar, Brown University, 1948. Phi Beta Kappa; Member, American Economic Association, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, Econometric Society, Southern Economic Association, USA. Executive Committee, Southern Economic Association, USA, 1975-1977.

    Views

    Redefining and broadening the concept of the production function and incorporating the behavioural effects of property relations into standard microeconomic theory. By applying ‘property-rights’ or ‘entitlements’ approach to problems in the area of comparative systems, it is possible to achieve improved understanding of the behaviour of diverse types of business organisations, including the socialist labour-managed firm, the Soviet firm, the codeterminationist firm, etc.

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