Charles E. Lindblom

American political scientist (1917-2018)

Charles Edward Lindblom (March 21, 1917 - January 30, 2018) was an American political scientist, who was the Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Economics at Yale University. He was president of the American Political Science Association in 1980-81, and also served as president of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies and director of Yale's Institution for Social and Policy Studies.

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  • I was, yes. Ed was—is! I don’t see him very often—a very close friend and colleague. I had been interested in economic theory and ideas even as an undergraduate, and had come to the conclusion that we in political science didn’t pay enough attention to the importance of economics to politics and political science, so I spent a lot of my time trying to bring that together, including, as I’ve said, collaborating with Ed Lindblom—
    • Robert A. Dahl, in: Robert A. Dahl and Margaret Levi, "A Conversation with Robert A. Dahl", Annu. Rev. Polit. Sci. 2009.

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