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The Institutional Ideas Virus : The Case of Johan Åkerman

Carlson, Benny LU (1999) In European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 6(1). p.71-86
Abstract
Swedish economists have received impulses from historical or institutuionalist sources on many occasions. A couple of these economists, Gunnar Myrdal and Johan Åkerman, received obvious impulses from American institutionalism. This article deals with the case of Åkerman. To attempt a wall-to-wall chart of institutional influences on an economist is hardly possible. But what is possible is to examine occasions when he was exposed to powerful ‘jolts’, viz in conjunction with studies at an American university. Johan åkerman studied at Harvard in Cambridge in 1919–20. he evetually became – alongside Myrdal – the leading institutional economist.
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Johan Åkerman , American institutionalism, studies abroad, spread of ideas , Harvard, business cycles
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European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
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0967-2567
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10.1080/10427719900000126
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  language     = {swe},
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  pages        = {71--86},
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  series       = {European Journal of the History of Economic Thought},
  title        = {The Institutional Ideas Virus : The Case of Johan Åkerman},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10427719900000126},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {1999},
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