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Ben Baruch Seligman

economist , educator

Ben Baruch Seligman, American educator, economist. award, 1964; award of honor Bklyn. Member Association Evolutionary Economics (vice president 1969), Industrial Relations Research Association (board directors since 1969), American Economics Association, Association Evolutionary Economics, Adult Education Association.

Background

Seligman, Ben Baruch was born on November 20, 1912 in Newark. Son of Reuben and Toby (Carlson) Seligman.

Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1934. Master of Science, Columbia, 1936.

Career

Economics teacher, New York City high schools, 1940-1941. Commodity analyst OPA, 1942-1945. Managing editor Labor and Nation, 1945-1946.

Lecturer economics Brooklyn College, 1947-1949. Economist Council Jewish Fedns., 1946-1953. Director community services Jewish Labor Committee, 1953-1955.

Director Washington office American Jewish Committee, 1955-1956. International affairs analyst United Auto Workers, 1956-1957. Director research Retail Clerks International Association, 1957-1965.

Professor economics, director Labor Center, U. Massachusetts, 1965-1970. Acting director Office Jewish Population Research, 1949-1950. Associate fellow Institute Policy Studies, 1963-1965.

Consultant imfield, 1945-1970. Trustee Federal Statistics Users Conference, 1959-1965, joint Council Economics Education, 1962-1965. Reader United States Office Education, since 1966.

A Barton Hepburn fellow, 1935. Recipient Philip Sterm Fund award, 1964. Guggenheim fellow, 1967-1968.

Receipient Distinguished Alumnus award of honor Brooklyn College, 1968.

Works

  • Author: Main Currents in Modern Economics, 1962. Most Notorious Victory. Man in an Age of Automation, 1966.

    Permanent Poverty, An American Syndrome, 1968. Editor: Poverty as a Public Issue, 1965. Aspects of Poverty, 1968.

    Economics of Dissent, 1968.

Membership

Member Association Evolutionary Economics (vice president 1969), Industrial Relations Research Association (board directors since 1969), American Economics Association, Association Evolutionary Economics, Adult Education Association.

Connections

Married Libby Contract, October 1, 1938. Children: Robert Eli, Ruth Miriam.

father:
Reuben Seligman

mother:
Toby (Carlson) Seligman

spouse:
Libby Contract

children:
Robert Eli Seligman

Ruth Miriam Seligman