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Bergson, Abram (Abram Burk)

Born: 1914 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Economists


1914 - Born on the 21st of April in New York City. American economist and educator.

1938 - Defined and discussed the notion of an individualistic social welfare function.

1940 - Bergson taught at the University of Texas.

1946 - He taught economics at Columbia University.

1956 - A member of the Harvard Economics Department.

         - Chief of the Russian Economic subdivision of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.

1964 - Director of the Harvard Russian Research Center.

         - Became chairman of the Social Sciences Advisory Board of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

1969 - Bergson was acting director of the Russian Research Center (now the Davis Center).

1983 - His books include: "The Structure of Soviet Wages: A Study in Socialist Economics"; "Soviet National Income and Product in 1937"; "The Economics of Soviet Planning"; "Productivity and the Social System: The USSR and the West"; and "The Soviet Economy: Towards the Year 2000" (coeditor with Herbert Levine).

2003 - Abram Bergson died on 23rd of April.


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