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Robert Wolfson

Emeritus Professor, Economics

Robert Wolfson

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(718) 261-2301


Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1956


Microeconomic Theory, Decision Theory, Applied econometrics, Philosophy of Social Science and Philosophy of Economics


"The Economic Dynamics of Joseph Schumpeter," ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURAL CHANGE, vol.7, no.1, (Oct. 1958) pp. 31-54

"Demographic Theory and The Theory of Economic Development: A Review," ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURAL CHANGE, vol.3, no.1, (Jul. 1955), pp.381-385

"An Econometric Investigation of Regional Differentials in American Agricultural Wages,"  ECONOMETRICA Vol.26 no.2 (April 1958) pp.225-57

ANATOMY OF A METROPOLIS, The Changing Distribution of People and Jobs Within the New York Metropolitan Region, by Edgar M. Hoover and Raymond Vernon, with the assistance of Milton Abelson, Alan K. Campbell, Lionel Lerner, Harvey H. Segal, Peter Stone and Robert J. Wolfson (I was responsible for the analysis of the size and location of retail and service trade), Harvard University Press, 1959 

"Long-Run Costs, Short-Run Costs and the Production Function: A New Exposition," WELTWIRTSCHAFTLICHES ARCHIV, (1960) vol.85, no.2, pp. 255-270

"Points of View, Scientific Theories and Econometric Models," PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, VOL.37, NO.2, (Jun.1970) pp.249-260

"In the Hawk's Nest", SOCIETY, April 1972, vol.9 no.6, pp.18-24 et. seq. Reprinted in PEACE AND THE WAR INDUSTRY, K.E. Boulding, Ed. pp. 187-211, Transaction Books 1973

George W. Brown, John Y. Lu and Robert J. Wolfson, "Dynamic Modelling of Inventories Subject to Obsolescence," MANAGEMENT SCIENCE vol. 11 no. 1 (Sept. 1964)

Robert J. Wolfson and Thomas M. Carroll, "Ignorance,  Error and Information in the Classic Theory of Decision," Behavioral Science, 21:2, (1976:Mar) pp.107 et.seq.

"New Consumer Theory and the Relations Between Goods," in PHILOSOPHY IN ECONOMICS, J.C. Pitt (ed.), pp. 33-46, D. Reidel Pub. Co. 1979

"Philosophy, Economics And Capital Theory," PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE,17 (1987) 501-14
"Progress in the Development of  a Formal Lexicon for the Social Sciences," SYNTHESE, Vol.46 no.3 (March 1981) 455-65

"Development of a Formal Lexicon for the Social Sciences," SYRACUSE SCHOLAR vol.3 no,1 (spring 1982) 75-89

Robert J. Wolfson and Robert B. Barrett, Jr., "On a Formal Lexicon for the Social Sciences,"  NATURE AND SYSTEM, VOL. 4 (1982), pp. 223-34

A FORMAL LEXICON FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, Florida Atlantic University Press, pp.1-159, 1990