Baumol, William J.

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Birth 1922-02-26
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

  • 1922, February 26: Born in New York, N.Y.
  • 1936 - 1938 : Attended first formal art classes sponsored by the Works Progress Administration.
  • 1942: BSS, College of the City of New York; organized extracurricular classes on microeconomics.
  • 1946: 1942 - 1943 : Junior Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • 1943 - 1945 : Served in U.S. Army, stationed in France.
  • 1946 - 1949 : London School of Economics; Graduate Student and Assistant Lecturer in American Economy and Economic Dynamics. (Lecture notes for the latter formed the basis for his first published book, Economic Dynamics, 1951, 1959, 1970).
  • 1949: Completed University of London Ph. D. thesis, later published as Welfare Economics and the Theory of the State, 1952, 1965. Ph.D. examiners were Marcus Flemming and Lord Lionel Robbins.
  • 1949 - 1953 : Associate Professor of Economics, Princeton University.
  • 1954 - 1992 : Professor of Economics, Princeton University.
  • 1959: Publication of Business Behavior, Value and Growth (second edition 1966).
  • 1961: Publication of Economic Theory and Operations Analysis (later editions in 1965, 1972, 1976).
  • 1962 - 1970 : Chairman, Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession, American Association of University Professors.
  • 1966: Publication with W.G. Bowen of Performing Arts: The Economic Dilemma.
  • 1967 - 1975 : Past Chairman and member, Economic Policy Council, State of New Jersey.
  • 1968 - 1970 : Vice-President, American Association of University Professors.
  • 1971 - 1971 current : Professor of Economics and Director, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
  • 1975: Publication with W.E. Oates of The Theory of Environmental Policy, (second edition 1988).
  • 1978: President, Eastern Economics Association.
  • 1978 - 1979 : President, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
  • 1979: Publication with A.S. Blinder of the first edition of introductory textbook, Economics: Principles and Policies. Later editions in 1982, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1994, and 1998.
  • 1981: President, American Economics Association.
  • 1982: Publication with J.C. Panzar and R.D. Willig of Contestable Markets and the Theory of Industry Structure (second edition 1982).
  • 1984: Editor with wife, Hilda Baumol, of Inflation and the Performing Arts.
  • 1986: Publication of Superfairness: Applications and Theory.
  • 1992 - 1992 current : Senior Research Economist and Professor Emeritus of Economics, Princeton University.

From the guide to the William J. Baumol Papers, ca. 1940-1995, (bulk 1950-1990), (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

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