Monday, July 18, 2011

Biographies for two professors in Economics to be met later this week by some small groups

Belton M. Fleisher, Ph.D. (Stanford University, 1961), Professor and Director of Graduate Recruitment/Placement 
Labor Economics, Chinese Economy
Belton Fleisher taught at the University of Chicago before coming to Ohio State in 1965. His research interests have included labor mobility, the economics of delinquency, and economic forces influencing fertility and child development. In 1970, he published what is thought by many to be the first modern textbook treatment of labor economics, which was adopted by many universities. He has taught in the People's Republic of China in 1989 and again in 1990. His current research centers on the Chinese economy and is currently focused on the gap between social and private returns to schooling in China and other transition economies. He serves as a co-editor of China Economic Review.

Hajime Miyazaki, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley, 1977), Professor 
Industrial Organization, Labor Economics
Editor, International Economic Review
Hajime Miyazaki joined Ohio State in 1984. He has previously taught at Stanford University. He has been interested in the internal organization and the theory of the firm including that of the labor-managed firm. His current research topics center on the microeconomic analysis of the Japanese economy from the viewpoint of comparative organizational governance and market structure. He occasionally commutes to Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University, Japan, where he functions as the Osaka Editor of International Economic Review and conducts collaborative research on the Japanese economy.

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