Bergson, Abram(1912– ) economist; born in Baltimore, Md. At the age of 24, he published a widely recognized article which facilitated a new view of welfare economics. He was one of America's leading experts in Soviet economics, a professor at both Columbia University and Harvard, and a consultant to the Rand Corporation.
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