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Gunnar Myrdal: The Problem of Objectivity in Social Research (Original Hardcover)

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Gunnar Myrdal gave the 21st lecture in the Wimmer Memorial Lecture Series at Saint Vincent. A number of copies of The Problem of Objectivity in Social Research was discovered recently during a building renovation and these 112-page hardcover books are now available.

Myrdal (1898-1987) was a Swedish economist and sociologist who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1974 along with Friedrich Hayek for their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctations and for their analysis of the interdependence of economical, social and institutional phenomena.

He is best known in the United States for his study of race relations and his book, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, was influential in the Brown V. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision. He wrote the forward to Richard Wright’s The Color Curtain: A Report on the Bandung Conference.

A founder of the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University, he also presided over the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and was the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. He wrote and published extensively.

He received a law degree from Stockholm University and a doctorate in economics. He and his wife Alva had three children.

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Gunnar Myrdal gave the 21st lecture in the Wimmer Memorial Lecture Series at Saint Vincent. A number of copies of The Problem of Objectivity in Social Research was discovered recently during a building renovation and these 112-page hardcover books are now available.

Myrdal (1898-1987) was a Swedish economist and sociologist who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1974 along with Friedrich Hayek for their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctations and for their analysis of the interdependence of economical, social and institutional phenomena.

He is best known in the United States for his study of race relations and his book, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, was influential in the Brown V. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision. He wrote the forward to Richard Wright’s The Color Curtain: A Report on the Bandung Conference.

A founder of the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University, he also presided over the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and was the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. He wrote and published extensively.

He received a law degree from Stockholm University and a doctorate in economics. He and his wife Alva had three children.

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Weight .5 lbs
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