Tuesday, June 05, 2007

UCLA Economic Historian Ken Sokoloff Passed Away

The economics profession lost another star on 21 May 2007. Ken Sokoloff, an economic historian at UCLA passed away on that day. Here's an obituary at NYT, here's David Warsh's take on what happens to UCLA economics department using Ken's death as the lead. Here is more background info on Ken.

Ken at least has one Chinese student, his name is Zhou Qiren (周其仁)who is now a professor of economics at Peking University. Ken served as his Ph.D. thesis adviser together with retired UCLA Chinese historian Philip Huang.

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