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Robert Warren CRANDALL


Robert Warren CRANDALL, economist in the field of Trade Relations and Commercial Policy; Industrial Organisation; Conservation and Pollution. Johnson Research Fellow, Brookings Institute, Institution, 1965-1966.


CRANDALL, Robert Warren was born in 1940 in Akron, Ohio, United States of America.


Bachelor of Arts University Cincinnati, 1962. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Northwestern University, 1965, 1968.


Assistant Professor, Association Prof, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA, 1966-1972, 1972-1974. Deputy Director, Council Wage and Price Stability, Executive Office United States President, Washington, District of Columbia, 1975-1978. Adjunct Association Professor of Economics, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1976-1977.

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute, Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, since 1977.


  • Johnson Research Fellow, Brookings Institute, Institution, 1965-1966.


Examined the relationship between vertical integ ration and repair parts pricing as a mechanism of extracting consumer surplus in the sale of automobiles. Studied the relationship between vertical integration and monopoly power in television programming and the motion picture industry. More recently, explored the political economy of health, safety, and environmental regulation.

Environmental regulation was shown to be partly a reaction by legislators from declining areas to new industrial growth in the South and West of the United States of America Examined the effects of federal regulation of the automobile, discovering substantial benefits from safety regulation, but at some expense to nonoccupants’ safety. Analyses of the effects of trade protection on declining steel and automobile industries, demonstrating the limited benefits of protection and the substantial welfare and redistributive costs. Predicted the current decline in the United States steel industry, based upon simple notions of comparative advantage.