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Professor Tinbergen must hold a record in the number of Festschriften that have been written for him. His students and colleagues have reprinted his essays, as an interesting variation on the usual form of felicitation; and a volume of essays was presented by Bos in 1969. Now, Willy Sellekaerts has produced three volumes towards the same end! In a world of increasing output and diminishing time to read it, it is doubtful whether this Wicksellian phenomenon of exploding Festschriften for a single scientist should be applauded, regarded with amusement, or deplored! Does not the law of diminishing marginal utility apply to Festschriften as well?


International Trade Law | Law


International Trade and Finance: Essays in Honour of Jan Tinbergen, edited by Willy Sellekaerts, White Plains, NY: International Arts and Sciences Press, 1974, pp. viii, 292, $20.00.

Copyright © 1976 by the American Economic Association.