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Bertil Ohlin

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Bertil Ohlin
Minister for Trade
In office
1944–1945
Prime MinisterPer Albin Hansson
Preceded byHerman Eriksson
Succeeded byGunnar Myrdal
Leader of the People's Party
In office
1944–1967
Preceded byGustaf Andersson
Succeeded bySven Wedén
Member of the Swedish Parliament
for Stockholm Municipality
In office
1938–1970
President of the Nordic Council
In office
1959–1959
Preceded byNils Hønsvald
Succeeded byGísli Jónsson
In office
1964–1964
Preceded byNils Hønsvald
Succeeded bySigurður Bjarnason
Personal details
Born(1899-04-23)23 April 1899
Klippan, Sweden
Died3 August 1979(1979-08-03) (aged 80)
Åre, Sweden
NationalitySweden
Political partyPeople's Party
Alma materB.A. Lund University (1917)
MSc. Stockholm School of Economics (1919)
M.A. Harvard University (1923)
PhD Stockholm University (1924)
Known forHeckscher–Ohlin model
Heckscher–Ohlin theorem
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1977)
Scientific career
FieldsEconomics
InstitutionsUniversity of Copenhagen (1925–1930)
Stockholm School of Economics (1930–1965)
Doctoral advisorGustav Cassel

Bertil Gotthard Ohlin (Swedish: [ˈbæ̌ʈːɪl ʊˈliːn]) (23 April 1899 – 3 August 1979) was a Swedish economist and politician. He was a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics from 1929 to 1965.

He was also leader of the People's Party. He was Minister for Trade from 1944 to 1945. He was President of the Nordic Council in 1959 and 1964.

Ohlin won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1977 together with the British economist James Meade "for their pathbreaking work to the theory of international trade and international capital movements".

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Bertil Ohlin
  • Bertil Ohlin Institute
  • Ohlin's life
  • Academician RACEF, Spain
  • Presentation: THE YOUNG OHLIN ON THE THEORY OF INTERREGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
  • IDEAS/RePEc
  • Bertil Gotthard Ohlin (1899–1979). The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. Library of Economics and Liberty (2nd ed.). Liberty Fund. 2008.