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Donald Stevenson Watson


Donald Stevenson Watson, Canadian educator.


Watson, Donald Stevenson was born on October 28, 1909 in Greenwood, C., Canada. Son of James Livingstone and Roberta (Stevenson) Watson.


Bachelor of Arts, University B.C., 1930. Doctor of Philosophy, University California at Berkeley, 1935.


Teaching assistant U. B.C., 1929-1930, University of California at Berkeley, 1930-1933. Appointed to faculty George Washington University, from 1935, professor economics, from 1948, executive head department, 1945-1951, 56-60, coordinator research project for United States Air Force, 1951-1952, instruction program for United States Air Force, 1954-1956. Consultant Operations Research Office, 1950-1960, also government agys., trade associations, business firms.

Visiting professor U. Hawaii, summer 1964. Director research project for National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1963-1966.


  • Author: Business and Government, 1960, Spanish edit., 1965, (with Burns and Neal) Modern Economics, 2d edition, 1953, (with Burns) Government Spending and Economic Expansion, 1940, Price Theory and Its Uses, 1963, (with Holman) evaluation of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Patent Policies, 1966. Also articles in professional journals. Editor: (with Holman) Price Theory in Action, 1965, 3d edit., 1973, (with Getz), 4th edit., 1981.


Married Liselotte Bunge, October 4, 1935. Children: Margot (Mistress.

James Livingstone Watson

Roberta (Stevenson) Watson

Liselotte Bunge

Margot (Mrs Watson