The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Sohmen, Egon (1930–1977)

  • Charles P. Kindleberger
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Born in Linz, Austria, on 1 June 1930 and died in Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany, on 8 March 1977. He was educated at the Universities of Vienna, Kansas and Tübingen, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he received a doctorate in economics in 1958. He taught economics at Yale University from 1958 to 1961, at the University of Saarlandes in Saarbrücken from 1961 to 1969, and at Heidelberg University from 1969 to his death. Sabbatical leaves were spent at the University of Minnesota in 1963–4, and at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, in the spring of 1975.

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  • Charles P. Kindleberger
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