Kuhn, William Ernst 1922-1998

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KUHN, William Ernst 1922-1998

(W. E. Kuhn)

PERSONAL: Born February 15, 1922, in St. Gall, Switzerland; naturalized U.S. citizen in 1955; died of complications from Parkinson's disease, November 15, 1998; son of Ernst Ulrich and Fanny (Elisenhut) Kuhn; married Barbara Ann Carlson (a teacher), July 4, 1952; children: Jacqueline Ann, John Boyd, Jerrald Walter. Education: St. Gall Graduate School of Economics, Business and Public Administration, M.A., 1946, Ph.D., 1949; University of Kansas, graduate study, 1947-48. Politics: None. Religion: Unitarian Universalist.

CAREER: Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, assistant professor of economics, 1949-52; University of Wyoming, Laramie, assistant professor, 1952-57, associate professor of economics, 1957-62; Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, IL, international economist, 1962-64; Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, professor of economics, 1965-66; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, professor of economics, beginning 1966. Fulbright lecturer at University of Dacca, 1964-65, and in Liberia, 1969-70; visiting professor, St. Gall Graduate School of Economics, Business and Public Administration, 1970-71. Researcher and translator, Union Bank of Switzerland, Zurich, 1958-59; research consultant, Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Co., Chicago, IL, 1965. Military service: Swiss Army, World War II.

MEMBER: American Economic Association, Missouri Valley Economic Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Ford Foundation faculty research fellow at University of Washington, Seattle, 1960.


Der Rueckschlag der amerikanischen Konjunktur in Jahre 1937, Fehr'sche Buchhandlung, 1949.

Textbooks on Economic Thought: An Analysis of Some of Their Shortcomings, Public Affairs Press (Washington, DC), 1956.

(Under name W. E. Kuhn) The Evolution of Economic Thought, South-Western Publishing (Cincinnati, OH), 1963, 2nd edition, 1970.

(Under name W. E. Kuhn) History of Nebraska Banking: A Centennial Retrospect, Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE), 1968.

(Translator) Joseph A. Schumpeter: Leben und Werk eines grossen Sozialoekonomen, by Erich Schneider, Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE), 1975.*

[Date of death provided by daughter, Jackie Zimmerman.]