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Bert George HICKMAN

Bert George HICKMAN, economist in the field of Economic Growth; Economic Fluctuations; Econometric Models. Fellow, Econometrics Society; Chairman, Committee Economics Stability and Growth, United States-Social Science Research Council, United Kingdom or United States of America, since 1962; Member, Chairman, Census Advisory Committee American Economic Association, 1962-1966, 1968-1971; Chairman, Executive Committee Project LINK, 969-; Chairman, CEME Seminar Global Modelling, 1975-1982.

Background

  • HICKMAN, Bert George was born in 1924 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science (Business Administration), Doctor of Philosophy University California Berkeley, 1947, 1951.

    Career

    • Instructor, Stanford University 1949-1951. Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, 1952-1954. Senior Staff, United States President's Council Economics Advisers, 1954-1956.

      Senior Staff, Brookings Institute, Institution, 1956-1966. Visiting Professor, University California Berkeley, 1960-1961. National Science Foundation, USA Senior Fellow, Netherlands School Economics, 1964-1965.

      Visiting Professor, London Business School, 1972-1973. Institute, Institution Advanced Studies, Vienna, 1974, 1975, Kyoto University, 1977. Scientific Staff, International Institute, Institution Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, 1979, 1980.

      Professor of Economics, Stanford University, California, United States of America, since 1966.

    Major achievements

    • Fellow, Econometrics Society. Chairman, Committee Economics Stability and Growth, United States-Social Science Research Council, United Kingdom or United States of America, since 1962. Member, Chairman, Census Advisory Committee American Economic Association, 1962-1966, 1968-1971.

      Chairman, Executive Committee Project LINK, 969-. Chairman, CEME Seminar Global Modelling, 1975-1982.

    Works

    • Growth and stability of the postwar economy
    • This study analyzes the cyclical experience of the United States economy between 1946 and 1958, in an attempt to appraise the importance of the major forces which shaped that experience and to account for its principal features.

    Views

    Early contributions were to the cjuantitativehistorical analysis of business cycles, long swings in growth, and the relationships between cyclical diffusion and the acceleration principle (1957-1963). Turned next to econometric analyses of investment behaviour, capacity utilisation and systems of factor demand and production functions (1964-1970). Thereafter pursued two parallel and continuing lines of research: (1) the Hickman-Coen annual growth model of the United States economy (combining neoclassical growth theory and Keynesian effective demand theory).

    (2) the international transmission of economic fluctuations, as a founding member of Project LINK and through specific studies of matrix models of world trade and international income and price multipliers (1970-1983). Finally, have organised several comparative studies of structures and properties of United States national and of global multinational econometric models.

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