© 1992

Money, Trade, and Competition

Essays in Memory of Egon Sohmen

  • Herbert Giersch
Conference proceedings

Part of the A Publication of the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation book series (EGON-SOHMEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Friedrich Schneider
      Pages 1-7
  3. Money and Exchange Rates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Charles P. Kindleberger
      Pages 11-22
    3. Rudolf Richter, Udo Schmidt-Mohr
      Pages 59-86
    4. Harmen Lehment
      Pages 87-103
  4. International Trade

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Stephen T. Easton, Ronald W. Jones
      Pages 151-165
    3. John S. Chipman
      Pages 167-199
    4. Jagdish Bhagwati
      Pages 201-231
  5. Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Manfred E. Streit
      Pages 255-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-306

About these proceedings


On June 1, 1990, Egon Sohmen would have reached the age of 60 had he not suffered from a fatal illness. It demanded his death at the early age of 46. If he were still with us, he would playa prominent role in the current debate on monetary arrangements and on allocation theory, perhaps in­ cluding environmental issues and urban economics. His contributions are well remembered by his colleagues and friends, by his former students, and by many in the economics profession on both sides of the Atlantic. In extrapolating his great achievements as a scholar and teacher beyond the time of his death, one is inclined to suppose that Egon Sohmen's name would figure high on many a list of candidates for honors and awards in the field of international economics. For the reconstruction of economics in the German language area Egon Sohmen was invaluable. Born in Linz (Austria), he studied in Vienna at the Business School (Hochschule fUr Welthandel, now Wirtscha!tsuniversitiit), then went to the US as a Fulbright scholar (1953), returned to Europe to take his doctorate in Tiibingen, Germany, (1954) and crossed the Atlantic again to teach at MIT (1955-58) where he obtained a Ph. D. (1958) under Charlie Kindleberger. He might have stayed permanently in the US, con­ tinuing a career that he started as Assistant Professor at Yale University (1958-61), if the US visa provisions had been applied in a more liberal fashion.


Developing Countries East Asia Exchange rates Geldpolitik Geldtheorie International trade Internationaler Handel Monetary policy Monetary theory Wechselkurse Wettbewerb competition

Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert Giersch
    • 1
  1. 1.Kiel Institute of World EconomicsKiel 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Money, Trade, and Competition
  • Book Subtitle Essays in Memory of Egon Sohmen
  • Editors Herbert Giersch
  • Series Title A Publication of the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-55125-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-77269-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-77267-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 304
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International Economics
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