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Shigeto TSURU

economist

Shigeto TSURU, economist in the field of Economic Planning Theory and Policy; Economics of Technological Change; Conservation and Pollution. Vice-President, International Social Science Council, 73; Executive Committee, Vice-President, President, IE A, 1971-1974, 1974-1977, 1977-1980; Honorary Member, American Economic Association.

Background

TSURU, Shigeto was born in 1912 in Tokyo, Japan.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Harvard University, 1935, 1936, 1940. Honorary Doctor of Laws Lawrence University, Canada, 1972.

Career

Vice-Minister, Economics Stabilization Board, Japan Government, 1947-1948. Professor of Economics, President, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, 1948-1972, 1972-1975. Consultant, ECAFE, 1954, 1955.

Visiting Professor, Harvard University, 1956-1957, Yale University, 1960, University Minnesota, 1960, Johns Hopkins University, 1960-1961, University Rochester, New York, 1961, Delhi University, 1952-1953. Editor Adviser, Asahi Shimbum, Tokyo, Japan, since 1975. Editorial Boards, Majingira, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Achievements

  • Vice-President, International Social Science Council, 73. Executive Committee, Vice-President, President, IE A, 1971-1974, 1974-1977, 1977-1980. Honorary Member, American Economic Association.

Works

Views

The resuscitation of political economy, as contrasted to economics, in an attempt to reappraise the viability of the capitalist system. Have questioned the welfare significance of the national income (or Gross National Product) concept years before it become fashionable and wrote on development planning and other welfare-related fields of applied economics, such as medical economics, environment and urban problems. A self-assessment is given in Article No.