Belton M. Fleisher | Department of Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, U.S.A..

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Belton Fleisher was born in 1935 in California. He attended Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D. degree in economics in 1961. He was on the faculty of the University of Chicago 1961-65 and joined the Ohio State University faculty in 1965, where he is professor of economics. He spent the year 1963-64 at the London School of Economics. In 1989 and 1990 he taught economics at the Renmin (People's) University of China in Beijing. He is currently a Senior Fellow and Special Term Professor of the China Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing.

He has authored and coauthored over 40 articles in professional journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Education, and China Economic. He has published a number of books, including The Economics of Delinquency (1966) and what is considered by many to be the first "modern" labor economics text, Labor Economics: Theory and Evidence (1970). Since 1990, his research has focused on the Chinese economy. He currently serves as a Executive Editor of China Economic Review.


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