K. William Kapp

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Kapp in Who is Who, 1974

Curriculum Vitae K. William Kapp

Born in Königsberg October 27, 1910.

Details of Education:

1929-1932: Studies in Economics and Law, Universities of Berlin, Königsberg.
1932 State Exam, Königsberg
1932-1933: After Juridical State Exam one year at several German courts as an assistant to the judge.  
July 1933-1936: Geneva (Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva), economic studies under the supervision of William E. Rappart, Jacob Viner, E.T. Gregory, Ludwig v. Mises, Eugene Staley, M.A. Heilperin, two scholarships received (each for one year) for the preparation of a thesis on Planned Economy and Foreign Trade.  
July-December 1935: Studies at London School of Economics and Political Science in London.
1936: after completing the thesis and taking oral examinations in international economics and diplomatic history the title of “Dr. ès sc. pol.” was granted by the University of Geneva Switzerland. 
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-While in Geneva Kapp passed an examination as translator at the International Labor Office, worked as translator for the ILO in 1936/1937 during the International Labor Conference in 1936 and 1937, translating French and English speeches and publications.
-January-September 1937 Kapp worked as a research assistant at the Geneva Research Center (Director: Prof. John B. Whitton of Princeton University) and prepared a “Memorandum on the Efforts made by the League of Nations towards a Solution of the Problems of Raw Materials” which the center submitted to the 1937 International Studies Conference held in Paris under the auspices  of the International Institute for Intellectual Cooperation. Following an invitation of the International Industrial Relations Institute in the Hague, Kapp delivered a report on the work of the League of Nations Committee for the study of the problem of Raw Materials at the  1937 conference of this Institute.
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October 1937: Emigration to the United States. Kapp had been granted a fellowship by the International Institute of Social  Research Columbia University.  Four months collaboration on the preparation of a memorandum on business cycle theories and policies.

November 1937: Declaration of intention of becoming a US citizen

Summer 1938: Aided Professor Eugene Staley in the research for his book “World Economy in Transition”
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Details of Professional Positions Held:

Since 1937: Research Assistant at the International Institute for Social Research

February 1938-1945: Instructor in Economics, New York University and Columbia University, New York, USA.

1945-1950: Assistant Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University, Middleton, Connecticut, USA.

1947: Chairman, Subcommittee on Visual Aids, and the Teaching of Economics, established under the auspices of the Committee on the Undergraduate Teaching of Economics and the Training of Economists of the American Economics Association. 

1950-1965: Professor of Economics, The University of the City of New York, Brooklyn College, New York.

1965-1976: Professor of Economics, University of Basel, Switzerland.

1972-1973: Visiting Professor, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, Paris.
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American Economic Association
Association for Evolutionary Economics
Society for General Systems Research
Regional Science Association
List Gesellschaft
Member of the Standing Committee of the Social Science Council of UNESCO
Member of Panel of Experts of Development and Environment in Preparation of the UN Stockholm Conference 1972
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1952/53: Grant Fund for the Advancement of  Education, Ford Foundation.
1957/58:  Fulbright Research Professor, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Poona, India.
1961/62: Fulbright Professor, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
1964: Rockefeller Visiting Professor, University of the Philippines, Dilima-Manila, Philippines.
1971: Consultant, United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm 1972.
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Kapp in Who is Who, 1974

Kapp, K. William, educator; b. Konigsberg, Oct. 27, 1910; s. August Wilhelm und Gertrude (Schrader) K., student U. Berlin, Konigsberg; D.Sc., U. Geneva, 1936; m. Lore Masur, Oct. 27, 1937. Instr. econs. N.Y.U. and Columbia, 1938-46; asst. prof. econs. Wesleyan U., Middleton, Conn., 1946-50; asso. prof. econs. Coll. City N.Y., Bklyn, 1950-53, prof. econs., 1953-65; prof. econs. U. Basel (Switzerland), 1965---; Fulbright research prof. Gokhale Inst. Politics and Econs., Poona, India, 1957-58; Fulbright prof. U. Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, 1962-63; Rockefeller vis. Prov. U. Philippines, Diliman-Manila, 1964. Recipient grant for Advancement Edn. Ford Found., 1952-53. Mem. Am. Econ. Assn., Assn. for Evolutionary Econs., Soc. For Gen. Systems Research, Regional Sci. Assn., List-Gesellschaft. Author: History of Economic Thought, 1949; The Social Costs of Private Enterprise, 1950; The Social Costs of Business Enterprise 1962; Toward a Science of Man in Society 1951 (sic); Hindu Culture, Economic Development and Economic Planning in India, 1962. Editor: (with F. Vilmar) Sozialisierung der Verluste?, 1972. Home: 39 Oberer Batterieweg, Basel 4052, Switzerland. Office: Institut fur Sozialwissenschaften U Basel, Petersgraben 29, Basel 4000, Switzerland
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