Johan Gustaf Åkerman was a Swedish economist who was Professor of Political Economy in what was to later become the University of Gothenburg.He was the elder brother to swedish economist Johan Henrik Åkerman.
ÁKERMAN, Gustaf was born in 1888.
Jur. kandidat, University Uppsala, 1913. Dr University Lund, 1923.
Elder brother of Johann Henrik, an economist and historian in his own right, whose 1923-1924 book on capital theory led Wicksell to reformulate his own theory of fixed capital formation. Like Bohm-Bawerk, Akerman was inspired by his reading of John Rae. He partially reformulated his ideas in a 1931 book, and also worked on industrial rationalisation, price regulations, economic fluctuations and employment questions.
Civil servant, Swedish Foreign Affairs Department, 1915-1918. Assistant Professor, University Lund, 1923. Professor, University Goteborg, 1931-1953.