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James W. Beck, Ph.D.

James W. Beck, Ph.D. PhotoJames W. Beck, Ph.D.
IndustryComputers/economics education/government
ExpertisePlanning, strategic and operations, economics education, management, market research, economics
Current OrganizationIBM/university/government-Depts. of State and Treasury
Major ProductComputers/education/government service
University/DegreeB.A., English, Southeast Missouri State; M.A., Economics, Ph.D., Economics, 1953, University of Iowa
BornMay 9, 1924, Salina, Kansas
Honors & AwardsWho's Who in American Education; Who's Who in Finance and Industry; American Men of Science; Order of Artus, University of Iowa; American Biographical Institute's Man of the Year, 2003; Great Minds of the 21st Century
Published Works"An Interindustry Analysis of Labor's Share", Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Jan. 1958; "Alternative Measures of Labor's Share", The Southern Economic Journal, Jan. 1957; "A Deep Dive Gone Wrong", Diver, July-Aug. 1982; Published numerous underwater photos in magazines and books such as Omni, Travel and Leisure and Reader's Digest; Exhibited photos in Nikon Gallery in Rockefeller Plaza, New York City; Tourist Finds Israeli Security Reassuring
AffiliationsAmerican Economic Association; Midwestern Economic Association; American Association of University Professors
Hobbies & SportsUnderwater photography, scuba diving, swimming
Work HistoryGovernment: U.S./Saudi Arabia Joint Commission composed of U.S. Dept. of Treasury and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Finance. Worked for the U.S. Dept of Treasury as Director of National Center for Finance and Economic Information in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (carried a diplomatic passport while on this assignment). Worked for U.S. Aid in U.S. Dept. of State in Cairo, Egypt; Teaching Experience: University of North Dakota-Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research; Chairman of the Dept. of Economics. Directed research for the State of North Dakota. Monmouth College-Chairman of the Dept. of Economics. Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ-Professor of Economics and Management; Private Sector: IBM-Divisional Headquarters in White Plains-Dept. of Market Research. Western Regional Headquarters-Head of Market Research, Los Angeles and later as Manager of Western Data Processing, Manager of Vocational Guidance Center on UCLA campus. Worked in the Corporate Headquarters Planning Dept., Armonk, NY; Assessed our World Trade and Service Bureau Corporations for IBM Corporate Headquarters. Dept. of Education-Director of the Guidance Counseling Support System (GCSS). Served in the Litigation Analysis Dept. in Divisional Headquarters, White Plains, NY and later in San Francisco, CA. Litigation Analysis Specialist for the law firm of Cravath, Swain & Moore-assisted in defending IBM against Dept. of Justice and competitors' lawsuits
ChildrenKathryn McKinnis, Karin Elizabeth (deceased), Karla Luise
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