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Linder, Staffan burenstam (1931–2000)

Staffan Burenstam Linder was a Swedish economist based at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), who also spent time at the universities of Columbia, Stanford, and Yale, among others. As Professor of Economics and President of the SSE, he founded the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia, in 1993. He was active politically, first as a conservative member of the Swedish parliament (writing the economic-political program for the Swedish Conservative party in 1966) and in his later years as head of the Swedish delegation to the European parliament. Known for his independence of thought, his main contribution to economics was the so-called Linder thesis, a conjecture regarding patterns of international trade in industrial goods first articulated in An Essay on Trade and Transformation, the ...

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