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Williamson, Oliver E

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Personal name headingWilliamson, Oliver E.
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Associated placeBerkeley (Calif.) Stanford (Calif.) Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Birth date1932-09-27
Death date2020-05-21
Place of birthSuperior (Wis.)
Place of deathOakland (Calif.)
Field of activityEconomics
AffiliationUniversity of California, Berkeley Stanford University Carnegie Institute of Technology
Profession or occupationEconomists
Found inHis The economics of discretionary behavior, 1964.
Transaction cost economics, c1995: CIP t.p. (Oliver E. Williamson, Walter A. Haas School of Business, U. of California at Berkeley) data sheet (b. 9/27/1932)
Organization theory, 1990: CIP t.p. (Oliver Williamson)
Washington post WWW site, viewed May 28, 2020 (in obituary dated May 26, 2020: Oliver E. Williamson, a Nobel Prize-winning economist who analyzed the inner workings of businesses, government institutions, joint ventures and other organizations, developing a powerful framework to examine the nature of firms and corporate decision-making, died May 21 in Oakland, Calif. He was 87. Oliver Eaton Williamson was born in Superior, Wis., on Sept. 27, 1932. He turned toward economics while studying at Stanford University, where he received an MBA in 1960. He went on to study at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. Dr. Williamson received his doctorate in economics in 1963 and taught at Berkeley before joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 1965. He later moved to Yale University before returning in 1988 to Berkeley, where he held appointments in business, economics and law before retiring from teaching in 2004)
Associated languageeng