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Egon SOHMEN

Egon SOHMEN, Austrian economist. Fulbright Scholar, University Kansas, 1952-1953; Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Smithsonian Institute, Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, 1975. Posts Held Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1958-1961, Professor of Economics, University Saarbrücken, 1961-1969; Professor of Economics, University Heidelberg, 1969-1977.

Background

  • SOHMEN, Egon was born in 1930 in Linz, Austria.

  • Education

    • Master of Business Administration University Vienna, 1952. Dr Rer. Policy University Tübingen, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA, 1958.

    Career

    • His path-breaking book on Flexible Exchange Rates did much to swing the weight of economic opinion in the United States of America towards the regime of float- ing exchange rates that came into being in the mid-1970s. During his brief academic career of 19 years, he was a vigorous advocate of flexible exchange rates, competiton and the market mechanism. Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1958-1961, Professor of Economics, University Saarbrücken, 1961-1969.

      Professor of Economics, University Heidelberg, 1969-1977.

    Major achievements

    • Fulbright Scholar, University Kansas, 1952-1953. Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Smithsonian Institute, Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, 1975. Posts Held Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1958-1961, Professor of Economics, University Saarbrücken, 1961-1969. Professor of Economics, University Heidelberg, 1969-1977.
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    Died 1977
    (aged 47)
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