Economist. Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates, Philadelphia, PA, economist; Queens College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, assistant professor of economics; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, senior research scholar, 1994—. Also a senior associate at EurAsylum; former executive director of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
(With Kengo Ito) Long-Term Economic Prospects of the Subsaharan African Countries: An Econometric Analysis, Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates (Philadelphia, PA), 1984.
(With Helmut Reisen) A Simulation Model of Global Pension Investment, Oecd (Paris, France), 1998.
(With Tatiana Ermolieva, David Horlacher, and Leslie Mayhew) The Economic Impacts of Population Ageing in Japan, Edward Elgar (Northhampton, MA), 2004.
Landis MacKellar has worked as an economist and population specialist in Europe, Africa, and the United States. He is a senior research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. After coauthoring books on the economic prospects of Subsaharan African countries and global pension investment, he coauthored The Economic Impacts of Population Ageing in Japan in 2004. Here he outlined the problems Japan faces by having the most rapidly aging population in modern world history.
Two years later, MacKellar wrote The "Double Indemnity" Murder: Ruth Snyder, Judd Gray, and New York's Crime of the Century, which details the 1927 murder of Albert Snyder by his wife and her lover. MacKellar pays special attention to the role the media played in solving the mystery and the subsequent trial. A contributor to Reference & Research Book News stated that The "Double Indemnity" Murder "reads like a novel and employs artistic license in fleshing out the moments that were not logged." Diane Fulkerson, writing in the Library Journal, called the book "a welcome addition to academic or public libraries."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, October 15, 2006, Diane Fulkerson, review of The "Double Indemnity" Murder: Ruth Snyder, Judd Gray, and New York's Crime of the Century, p. 75.
Population and Development Review, June 1, 2006, John Bongaarts, review of The Economic Impacts of Population Ageing in Japan, p. 381.
Reference & Research Book News, February 1, 2007, review of The "Double Indemnity" Murder.
EurAsylum Web site,http://www.eurasylum.org/ (August 9, 2007), author profile.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Web site,http://www.iiasa.ac.at/ (August 9, 2007), author profile.
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