How it all began.....


Emile Grunberg

  The Department of Economics and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences inaugurated the Emile Grunberg Lecture Series in the Spring of 1988. The Series honors the late Emile Grunberg, professor emeritus and eminent scholar in the fields of economic methodology and the philosophy of science. Professor Grunberg had a long and distinguished career. His publication record spans over 50 years -- from 1932 to 1986 and includes scholarly articles published in German, French, and English, as well as some translated into Italian. He taught at the University of Akron from 1946 to 1948 and at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon) from 1948 to 1956. Professor Grunberg returned to teach at the University of Akron in 1956 until his retirement in 1973. He was department head from 1956 to 1969.  He was on our faculty for approximately 20 years and served as department chair for 13 of those years.

Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon, Carnegie-Mellon University, delivered the first Lecture to honor Professor Grunberg, his long-time friend and former colleague at Carnegie-Mellon. Other former colleagues and students came from all across this country as well as from foreign countries, including Greece, France and Belgium to attend the inaugural lecture.

The lectures are intended to be of general interest while providing the insight of eminent scholars in the field of economics. Each lecturer is free to present a topic of his or her choice. The topic of each lecture is one that represents the current work of the presenter rather than a review of past material.

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As of 3/18/2009 there is no information on the next Grunberg Lecture