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Erik G. FURUBOTN

economist

Erik G. FURUBOTN, economist in the field of Social Choice. Francis Way land Scholar, Brown University, 1948; Phi Beta Kappa; Member, American Economic Association, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, Econometric Society, Southern Economic Association, USA; Executive Committee, Southern Economic Association, USA, 1975-1977.

Background

FURUBOTN, Erik G. was born in 1923 in New York City, New York, United States of America.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Brown University, 1948. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Columbia University, 1951,1959.

Career

Professor of Economics, State University, 1963-1967. Visiting Professor,Tulane University, 1965. Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University.

James L. West Professor of Economics, University Texas, Arlington, Texas, United States of America. Advisory Board, Applied Economics, 1971-1972. Editorial Boards, Southern Economic Journal, 1979-1980, Zeitschrift fur die gesamte Staatswissenschaft, since 1983.

Achievements

  • Francis Way land Scholar, Brown University, 1948. Phi Beta Kappa; Member, American Economic Association, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, Econometric Society, Southern Economic Association, USA. Executive Committee, Southern Economic Association, USA, 1975-1977.

Views

Redefining and broadening the concept of the production function and incorporating the behavioural effects of property relations into standard microeconomic theory. By applying ‘property-rights’ or ‘entitlements’ approach to problems in the area of comparative systems, it is possible to achieve improved understanding of the behaviour of diverse types of business organisations, including the socialist labour-managed firm, the Soviet firm, the codeterminationist firm, etc.