Albert Hirschman: an exceptional economist

By Brian Easton In Economy

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7th February, 2013
ALBERT HIRSCHMAN (1915-2012) Miraculously, all four Jewish schoolboys in this picture taken in Berlin in about 1930 escaped the Holocaust, which killed six million of their compatriots. Marvellously, all became significant social scientists. On the left is a youthful Wolfgang Rosenberg (1914-2007), much loved in the New Zealand economics profession for his Old World courtesy and charm, despite taking a different view of how economies worked. Next to Wolf is Helmut Mühsam (1914-1997), who became a prominent Israeli demographer; on the far right is Peter Franck (1914-1989), ...

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