Last updated on: 11/8/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Abba P. Lerner, PhD Biography

Title:
Economist
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of June 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Distinguished Professor, Economics at Florida State University
  • Recipient, Rockefeller Fellowship, 1937
  • Assistant Lecturer, London School of Economics, 1935-1937
Education:
  • PhD, Economics, London School of Economics, 1943
  • BSc, Economics, London School of Economics, 1932
Other:
  • Died Oct. 27, 1982
  • Born in Bessarabia, Russia on Oct. 28, 1903
  • Developed the Lerner Index which measures potential monopoly power as the negative inverse of demand elasticity
  • Developed the Lerner symmetry theorem which states that an import tariff can have the same effects as an export tax
  • Improved a formula of Alfred Marshall, now known as the Marshall-Lerner principle
  • Developed a model of market socialism known as the Third Way
  • Taught at over a half-dozen universities in his career
  • Launched the Review of Economic Studies
  • Worked as a machinist, a teacher in Hebrew schools, and as a businessman, London East End, United Kingdom
Quoted in:
  1. Should the ACLU Defend Free Speech Rights of White Supremacists?