Michio Morishima 1923–2004


in Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

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Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263938
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734236 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Michio Morishima 1923–2004

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Michio Morishima was one of the most distinguished economic theorists of his generation. He taught in Japan at Kyoto and Osaka Universities and in the UK at the University of Essex and the London School of Economics, where he spent the last thirty-four years of his very creative life. Morishima was a Visiting Professor at the University of Essex, 1968–9 and the Keynes Visiting Professor there, 1969–70, and Professor of Economics, later the John Hicks Professor of Economics, at the LSE. He was a Senior Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, where his friend and mentor Sir John Hicks, FBA was the Drummond Professor of Political Economy. Morishima also held a visiting position at the University of Siena in Italy for nearly thirty years from 1970. He was elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1975) and of the American Economic Association (1979).

Keywords: economist; economic theorist; biography; obituary

Chapter.  9541 words. 

Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography

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