The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Chamberlin, Edward Hastings (1899–1967)

  • Robert E. Kuenne
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A major innovator in modern microeconomic theory, Chamberlin was born in La Conner, Washington, on 18 May 1899, and died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 16 July 1967. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1927, became a full professor there in 1937, and occupied the David A. Wells chair from 1951 until his retirement in 1966. He edited the Quarterly Journal of Economics from 1948 to 1958.


Chamberlin, E. H. Collusion Excess capacity Exploitation Firm Theory of Harrod, R. F. Imperfect competition Industrial organization Large-group case Monopolistic competition Monopoly Oligopoly Product differentiation Robinson, J. V. Schlesinger, K. Specialization 

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