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Oscar Richard Lange

Polish diplomat , educator.

Oscar Richard Lange, Polish diplomat, educator. Fellow Econometric Society; member American Economics Association, Royal Economics Society.


Lange, Oscar Richard was born on July 27, 1904 in Tomaszow, Poland. Son of Arthur and Sophie (Rosner) Lange.


Student of University Poznan (Poland), 1922-1923. Student of University Cracow, 1923-1926. Master of Laws, 1926, Doctor of Laws, 1928.

Student England School Economics, 1929. Traveling fellow United States Rockefeller Foundation 1934-1936, England, 1937.


1 son, Christopher Stephen. Came to the United States 1937. Honorary lecturer statistics U. Cracow (Poland), 1931-1936, honorary lecturer economics, statistics 1936.

Lecturer economics University of Michigan, 1936. Honorary lecturer economics Polish Free U., Warsaw, 1937. Lecturer economics University of California, 1937-1938, Stanford, 1938.

Assistant professor economics University of Chicago, 1939, associate professor, 1939-1943, became professor, 1943. Ambassador of Poland to the United States, 1945-1946. Polish representative United Nations Security Council, 1946-1948.


  • Author: Foundation of Towns on German Law in Western Poland in the Middle Ages, 1925. Statistical Investigation of Economic Fluctuations, 1931. Die Preisdispersion, 1932.

    On the Economic Theory of Socialism, 1938, Price Flexibility and Employment, 1945. Contributor articles and book reviews to various science economics and statistical journals.


Fellow Econometric Society. Member American Economics Association, Royal Economics Society.


Married Irene Oderfeld, January 3, 1932.

Arthur Lange

Sophie (Rosner) Lange

Irene Oderfeld