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Egon SOHMEN

economist

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.

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.