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Leif JOHANSEN

Leif JOHANSEN, Norwegian economist. Member, Norwegian Academy Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy Sciences; Foreign Honorary Member, American Economic Association; Fellow, Council, Econometric Society, 1966-1982; Co-ed Association Editor, / Public E; Member Editorial Boards of various scientific journals; Fridtjof Nansen Award Sciences, Norwegian Academy Sciences, 1979.

Background

  • JOHANSEN, Leif was born in 1930 in Eidsvoll, Norway.

  • Education

    • Candidate Economics, Doctor of Philosophy University Oslo, 1954, 1962.

    Career

    • Development of a fairly large multi-sectoral growth model (the MSGmodel), which includes input-output relationships, factor substitution in production, income generation, pricedependent consumer-demand relations, and other relations for the Norwegian economy. The model was extensively used in Norwegian long-term planning and projections, and was probably the first empirical elaboration and application of a general equilibrium model (for a moving equilibrium) with endogenous prices and substitution effects. Various contributions to public economics, especially the formal elaboration of the Lindahl theory of public expenditure and the interpretation of this theory on the basis of modern welfare theory.

      The synthesising of various approaches to the theory and methodology of economic policy and planning. More special contributions in such fields as complete systems of demand functions, dynamic input-output analysis, etc. Association Professor Public Finance, University Oslo, 1959-1965.

      Professor of Economics, Institute, Institution Economics, University Oslo, 1965-1982.

    Major achievements

    • Member, Norwegian Academy Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy Sciences. Foreign Honorary Member, American Economic Association. Fellow, Council, Econometric Society, 1966-1982.

      Co-ed Association Editor, / Public E. Member Editorial Boards of various scientific journals. Fridtjof Nansen Award Sciences, Norwegian Academy Sciences, 1979.
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    Died 1982
    (aged 52)
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