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Economics educator

Ragnar Hjalmarsson Bentzel, Swedish economics educator. Certified economist. Member Antitrust Agency, 1961-1962; chairman Community for Labor Forecasts, 1962-1963, Board Svenska Handelsbank, Uppsala, 1967-1989. Fellow Econometric Society; member Swedish Academy of Sciences (vice chairman 1986-1989), Royal Swedish Science Society, Science Community, International Economic Association (executive committee).

Background

Bentzel, Ragnar Hjalmarsson was born on January 23, 1919 in Lerum, Sweden. Son of Hjalmar and Ebba (Rydman) Bentzel.

Education

Master in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1945. Licentiat in Statistics, University Uppsala, 1947. Licentiat in Economics, University Uppsala, 1953.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Uppsala, 1953.

Career

Docent, U. Uppsala, 1954-1957; professor, U. Uppsala, 1957-1959; professor, Business School, Stockholm, 1959-1961; head, Industrial Research Institute, Stockholm, 1961-1966; professor, U. Uppsala, 1966-1985. Member Nobel Prize Committee, Stockholm, 1969-1989. Visiting professor Yale University, 1963-1964, U. Florida, 1981-1982.

Lecturer in field.

Achievements

  • Certified economist.

Membership

Member Antitrust Agency, 1961-1962. Chairman Community for Labor Forecasts, 1962-1963, Board Svenska Handelsbank, Uppsala, 1967-1989. Fellow Econometric Society.

Member Swedish Academy of Sciences (vice chairman 1986-1989), Royal Swedish Science Society, Science Community, International Economic Association (executive committee).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golfing, skiing.

Connections

Married Birgit Marianne Westergren, September 27, 1947. Children: Cecilia, Sten, Gunilla, Christina.

father:
Hjalmar Bentzel

mother:
Ebba (Rydman) Bentzel

spouse:
Birgit Marianne Westergren

children:
Sten Bentzel

Cecilia Bentzel

Christina Bentzel

Gunilla Bentzel