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We remember our colleague Martin Beckmann, Professor Emeritus, dead at age 92

April 14, 2017

Martin J. Beckmann was one of the best known professors in Brown's Department of Economics during his thirty years of teaching at Brown--1959 to 1989. He joined the department after a ten-year stint--first as researcher and then as assistant professor--at Yale. For most of his teaching career, he held concurrent positions, initially at the University of Bonn, then at the Technical University in Munich. He was an expert on urban and spatial economics, operations research, and the mathematical economic theory of hierarchy. For decades following his retirement, he maintained a home on Providence's East Side and maintained connections with past colleagues. More ...