The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Bronfenbrenner, Martin (Born 1914)

  • E. R. Weintraub
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Bronfenbrenner received his AB from Washington University (St Louis) and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1939. A student of Oskar Lange, Bronfenbrenner’s professional career and writing reflect a catholicity of interests rare among modern economists. His books range from the careful and judicious treatise Income Distribution Theory (1971) to the playful collection of short stories on the American occupation of Japan, Tomioko Stories (1976). He is probably the only person to hold simultaneous memberships in the conservative Mt Pelerin Society and the Union of Radical Political Economists.

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  • E. R. Weintraub
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