Seven Intellectual Ventures

  • Masahiko Aoki


In August 2005, nearly fifty years after I set my mind to aspire to become an economist, I headed for Marrakesh, Morocco, to attend the International Economic Association World Congress. (The International Economic Association (IEA) was organized as a nongovernmental organization in 1950 at the urging of UNESCO. It is a federation of associations representing economists in various nations, with over sixty member associations. The Japanese association is the Science Council of Japan. See When I arrived at the hotel, who should walk toward me but then President of the Association, Professor Janos Kornai, and his wife. He greeted me with the words, “I have good news! You’ve been selected President by the executive committee.” He added, “You won by just one vote.”

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  • Masahiko Aoki
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  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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