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Robert James LAMPMAN

Robert James LAMPMAN, economist in the field of Fiscal Theory and Policy; Welfare Programmes; Economics and Social Status. Executive Committee, Conference Research Income and Wealth, 1963-1966; Board of Dirs., National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America, 1968-1979; Executive Committee, American Economic Association, 1976-1979.

Background

  • LAMPMAN, Robert James was born in 1920 in Plover, Wisconsin, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy University WisconsinMadison, 1942, 1950.

    Career

    • Assistant Professor, Association Professor, University Washington, Seattle, 1948-1958. Visiting Association Professor, American University Beirut, 1951-1952. Visiting Professor, University Wisconsin, 6.

      Research Association, National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America, 1957-1958. Professor, University Wisconsin, 1958-1974. Staff, United States President's Council Economics Advisers, 1962-1963.

      Visiting Professor, University Philippines, 7, Cornell University, 1973^1. Research Fellow, University Melbourne, 1981. Vilas Professor of Economics, University Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, since 1974.

      Editor, Journal of Human Resources, 1968-1973. Editorial Board, Journal of Economic Literature, 1978-1981.

    Major achievements

    • Executive Committee, Conference Research Income and Wealth, 1963-1966. Board of Dirs., National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America, 1968-1979. Executive Committee, American Economic Association, 1976-1979.

    Views

    My graduate training was in labour economics with a minor in law. However, I soon drifted into the study of income and wealth distributions and of policies related thereto. This drift led me to work in social accounting and what I call economics of health, education and welfare.

    A considerable part of what I have written could be classified as policy analysis and is related to my advisory role with government agencies. Most of my writing relates to the United States, but some of it reflects a secondary and recurring interest in developing nations stemming from teaching in Lebanon and the Philippines.

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