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Simon Litman

economist

Simon Litman, Russian economist.

Background

Litman, Simon was born on October 13, 1873 in Odessa, Russia. Son of Jacob and Pauline (Helfman) Litman.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Odessa Commercial College, 1892 (honorary citizenship for scholarship). Graduate Ecole des Sciences Politiques, 1899. Research University of Munich, 1899-1900.

Doctor Juris Public et Rer. Cam., University of Zurich, 1901.

Career

Served under Richard Watson Gilder as an inspector and tabulator on New York Tenement House Committee, 1894. Appointed lecturer, Ecole Russe des Hautes Etudes Sociales, Paris, 1902. Instructor economics, University of California, 1903-1908.

Associate in commerce, University of Illinois, 1908-1910, assistant professor economics, 1910-1919, professor, 1919-1942. Emeritus since 1942, acting head of department, 1936.

Works

  • Author: Die Moglichkeit der Lohnsteigerungen und die Lohnfondstheorien, 1902. Trade and Commerce, 1911. Price Control in Great Britain and the United States, 1919.

    Essentials of International Trade, 1923, revised edit., 1927. Also numerous articles on commerce, transportation, etc.

Membership

Served under Richard Watson Gilder as an inspector and tabulator on New York Tenement House Committee, 1894. Member American Economics Association, Citizens Conference on International Economics Union Academy Political Science, Foreign Policy Association, American Political Science Association, American Jewish History Society, Royal Economics Society Great Britain, American Association University professors, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Beta Gamma Sigma, Pan-Xenia (international president 1938-1940), Artus, Phi Kappa Epsilon. Clubs: University, Rotary, Export Managers’ of Chicago (honorary).

Connections

Married Rachel Frank, August 14, 1901.

father:
Jacob Litman

mother:
Pauline (Helfman) Litman

spouse:
Rachel Frank