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By Lars Jonung, Ronald Findlay, Mats Lundahl

Bertil Ohlin, foreign exchange theorist, winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Economics, and chief of the Swedish Liberal get together for greater than twenty years, is taken into account to be the most important unmarried impression at the improvement of foreign economics within the 20th century. This quantity, celebrating the centennial of Ohlin's start, examines his lifestyles and his effect on smooth monetary notion. It additionally includes the 1st English translation of his licentiate thesis, in which he first set out his idea of foreign exchange.

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Father worked harder than many people and had a good income, but he and mother did not live a luxurious life. He saved rather than spent. However, he paid many of the expenses of his political life himself, travel for example. He was the donor of the family, and the family was large. To his children he was generous, but there was no excess. We often had less pocket money than our friends. He felt that his children should have no special advantages due to his position. However, our parents paid for our university education and provided us with financial resources for a start in life.

1940. Some Swedish stepping stones in economic theory. The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science 6:574–91. Myrdal, Gunnar. 1939. Monetary Equilibrium. London: Hodge. Ohlin, Bertil. 1972. Bertil Ohlins memoarer: Ung man blir politiker. Stockholm: Bonniers. Ohlin, Bertil. 1975. Bertil Ohlins memoarer 1940–1951: Socialistisk sko¨rdetid kom bort. Stockholm: Bonniers. So¨dersten, Bo. 1999. Ohlin framfo¨r Myrdal. Sydsvenska Dagbladet, 18 October 1999. This page intentionally left blank I The Man This page intentionally left blank 2 A Portrait of Our Father Hellen Ohlin, Tomas Ohlin, and Anne Wibble We have been asked to give a more personal picture of our father Bertil Ohlin than is available elsewhere.

Father was not in favor of gossip. What he heard in confidence was not revealed. He stressed that responsibility toward people who had given him private information, and such promises were always kept. Father worked harder than many people and had a good income, but he and mother did not live a luxurious life. He saved rather than spent. However, he paid many of the expenses of his political life himself, travel for example. He was the donor of the family, and the family was large. To his children he was generous, but there was no excess.

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