Bronfenbrenner, Martin, 1914-1997

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Economist on the faculty at Duke University.

From the description of Martin Bronfenbrenner Papers, 1939-1995 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38754551

Martin Bronfenbrenner was born in Pittsburgh in 1914 and died in 1997 in Durham, North Carolina, having just been made a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economics Association. He received his Ph.D. in 1939 from the Universtiy of Chicago and after a brief stint at the U.S. Treasury, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in Japan during and after the war, and had a role in the rebuilding of Japan's economy and its relations with the U.S. Taking from his experiences in Japan, Bronfenbrenner published a volume of fictional short stories entitled Tomioka Stories from the Japanese Occupation. From 1947 on, Bronfenbrenner worked exclusively as a university professor. He served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin (1947-1957), Michigan State University (1957-1958), the University of Minnesota (1958-1962), Carnegie Mellon (1962-1971), and Duke University where he held the Kenan Chair from 1971 until 1984. In 1984, he moved to Japan as a professor of international economics at the Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, and in 1991 he returned to Duke University where he taught until his death in 1997. Throughout this period Bronfenbrenner's interests were very wide-ranging and included income distribution theory, labor economics, Marxian and radical economics, development, Japanese economics and history, comparative economic systems, monetary theory and the history of economics. Bronfenbrenner served as vice-president of the American Economic Association (1976-1977), president of the Southern Economic Association (1979-1980), and president of the History of Economics Society (1982-1983).

From the guide to the Martin Bronfenbrenner papers, 1939-1995 and undated, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

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referencedIn Weintraub, Sidney, 1914-1983. Papers, 1939-1984 (bulk 1958-1983). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Bronfenbrenner, Martin, 1914-1997. Martin Bronfenbrenner Papers, 1939-1995 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Perlman, Mark. Papers, 1952-2001 (bulk 1967-1989). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Perlman, Mark. Papers, 1952-1994 (bulk 1967-1989). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Martin Bronfenbrenner papers, 1939-1995 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Adelman, Morris Albert. person
associatedWith Baumol, William J. person
associatedWith Bronfenbrenner family. family
associatedWith Friedman, Milton, 1912-2006. person
associatedWith Leijonhufvud, Axel. person
associatedWith Minsky, Hyman P. person
associatedWith Perlman, Mark. person
associatedWith Samuelson, Paul A. (Paul Anthony), 1915-2009. person
associatedWith Solow, Robert M. person
associatedWith Spengler, Joseph J. (Joseph John), 1902-1991. person
associatedWith Viner, Jacob, 1892-1970. person
associatedWith Weintraub, Sidney, 1914-1983. person
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China
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International economic relations
Income distribution
Macroeconomics
Economists
Loyalty oaths
International trade
Theory of distributions (Functional analysis)
Economic development
Chicago school of economics
Marxian economics
Monetary policy
Economics--Study and teaching (Higher)
Economists--Correspondence
Demand for money
Economic history 20th century
Unemployment--Effect of inflation on
Inflation (Finance)
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Birth 1914-12-02

Death 1997-06-02

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