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Elisabeth LANDES

economist

Elisabeth LANDES, economist in the field of Industrial Organisation; Labour Economic. National Science Foundation, USA Fellow, 1, 1971-1972; John W. Burgess Distinguished Fellow, Columbia University, 1972-1973; Charles R. Walgreen Post-doctoral Fellow, Graduate School Business, University Chicago, 1976-1978.

Background

LANDES, Elisabeth was born in 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics) Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Master of Arts, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy Columbia University, 1974.

Career

Research Association, Barnard College, New York, 1973. Visiting Instructor, National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America, 1974-1976. Visiting Assistant Professor, Research Fellow, Graduate School Business, University Chicago, 1977, 1978, 1978-1980.

Senior Economics, Lexecon Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, since 1981.

Achievements

  • National Science Foundation, USA Fellow, 1, 1971-1972. John W. Burgess Distinguished Fellow, Columbia University, 1972-1973. Charles R. Walgreen Post-doctoral Fellow, Graduate School Business, University Chicago, 1976-1978.

Views

My early interest in human capital and the economics of the family led to an interest in the interaction between the family and the State. I wrote three articles concerning government regulation of family activities — adoption, alimony and the hours of working women. These led in turn to a more general interest in government regulation and industrial organisation and to two articles on the regulation of automobile insurance.

These interests continue. In my current position I have studied regulation of entry into health care, competition in the computer industry, and State regulation of natural gas prices.