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Gunnar Myrdal

Gunnar MyrdalAKA Karl Gunnar Myrdal

Born: 6-Dec-1898
Birthplace: Gustafs, Dalarna, Sweden
Died: 17-May-1987
Location of death: Stockholm, Sweden
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Norra Begravningsplatsen, Stockholm, Sweden

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist

Nationality: Sweden
Executive summary: Monetary Equilibrium

Wife: Alva Myrdal (politician/diplomat, m. 1924, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Sissela Bok (ethicist)
Son: Jan Myrdal (author, b. 19-Jul-1927)
Daughter: Kaj Fölster

    Law School: Stockholm University (1923)
    University: PhD Economics, Stockholm University (1927)
    Professor: Institute of International Studies, Geneva (1930-31)
    Professor: Political Economy, Stockholm University (1933-50)
    Professor: International Economy, Stockholm University (1960-67)

    Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 1970 (with Alva Myrdal)
    Nobel Prize for Economics 1974 (with F. A. Hayek)
    UN Official Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Europe (1947-57)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Econometric Society
    American Economic Association

Author of books:
Vetenskap och politik i nationalehonomien (1930, economics)
Monetary Equilibrium (1939, economics)
An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944, social studies)
Beyond the Welfare State: Economic Planning and its International Implications (1960, economics)
Asian Drama: An Inquiry Into the Poverty of Nations (1968, economics)
The Challenge of World Poverty: A World Anti-Poverty Program in Outline (1970, economics)
Against the Stream: Critical Essays on Economics (1973, economics)


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