Obituary: Jurg Niehans, 87, Professor of Economics
From 1966 to 1977
Jurg Niehans, a professor of economics at Johns
Hopkins from 1966 to 1977, died in
Palo Alto, Calif., on April 23. He was 87.
A revered colleague and teacher, and a
distinguished economist, he was the author of
three major books in English — The Theory of
Money, International Monetary Economics and A
History of Economic Theory — several books in
German and many articles. He was a professor
at the University of Zurich before coming to Johns
Hopkins, first as a visiting professor in
1961-62, and later, in 1966, as a professor.
He held the Abram G. Hutzler chair from 1973 to
1977, when he returned to his native
Switzerland as a professor at the University of Bern. He
came to Johns Hopkins again as a
visiting professor in 1981. He retired in 1988 and moved
to Palo Alto, where his widow, Trudy,
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