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Carl Christian VON WEIZSAECKER

Carl Christian VON WEIZSAECKER, economist in the field of Microeconomic Theory; Economics of Technological Change; Public Utilities and Government Regulation. Fellow, Econometric Society, 1969; Member, Advisory Board, W. German Ministry Economics Affairs, ; Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1979 Degrees Co-Editor, Econometrica, 1969-1974, International J. Industrial Organisation, since 1982, Kyklos, since 1980.

Background

  • VON WEIZSAECKER, Carl Christian was born in 1938 in Berlin, Germany.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, Habilitation University Basel, Switzerland, 1961, 1965.

    Career

    • Professor of Economics, University Heidelberg, 1965-1972. Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA, 1968-1970. Professor of Economics, University Bielefeld, 1972-1974, University Bonn, 1974-1982.

      Professor of Economics, University Berne, Switzerland, since 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Fellow, Econometric Society, 1969. Member, Advisory Board, W. German Ministry Economics Affairs. Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1979 Degrees Co-Editor, Econometrica, 1969-1974, International J. Industrial Organisation, since 1982, Kyklos, since 1980.

    Views

    Theory of optimal growth: ‘golden rule’ and ‘overtaking criterion’. Theory of technical progress: theory of induced technical change. Capital theory: duality relations in capital theory.

    Steady state capital theory. Coefficient of intertemporal substitution. Welfare economics of endogenous tastes.

    Concept of barriers to entry. Proposals for reform of the telecommunications sector.

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