Bertil Ohlin, international trade theorist, winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Economics, and leader of the Swedish Liberal Party for more than twenty years, is considered to be the major single influence on the development of international economics in the twentieth century. This volume, celebrating the centennial of Ohlin’s birth, examines his life and his influence on modern economic thought. It also contains the first English translation of his licentiate thesis, in which he first set out his theory of international trade.
About the Editors
Lars Jonung is Research Adviser at DG ECFIN, European Commission, Brussels, primarily working with macroeconomic issues in a European context. He was previously professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Ronald Findlay is Ragnar Nurkse Professor of Economics at Columbia University.
Mats Lundahl is Professor of Development Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.
“A fascinating intellectual history of international economics. This book offers a portrait of one of the true giants of economics from the point of view of family, friends, and colleagues (both academic and political). There are many delights here, both biographical and theoretical.”
—Deepak Lal, James S. Coleman Professor of International Development Studies, University of California Los Angeles
“A pleasure and highly rewarding to read. This volume provides a many-facetted picture of a truly remarkable man who had a tremendous influence on economic theory. There is no other book that takes such a perspective.”
—Göte Hansson, Professor of International Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University, Sweden