Edwin Mansfield

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Edwin Mansfield (1930–1997) was a professor of economics at University of Pennsylvania from 1964 and until his death. From 1985 he was also a director of the Center for Economics and Technology.

Edwin Mansfield is best known for his scientific results concerning technological change / diffusion of innovations, and also for his textbooks on microeconomics, managerial economics, and econometrics that were published in millions copies and translated into foreign languages.


  • Diamond, Arthur M., Jr. 2003. "Edwin Mansfield's Contributions to the Economics of Technology," Research Policy, 32(9), pp. 1607-17.
  • Mansfield, Edwin, et al. 2009. Managerial Economics Theory, Applications, and Cases, 7th Edition. Norton. Contents.
  • Scherer, F.M. 2005. "Edwin Mansfield: An Appreciation," Essays in Honor of Edwin Mansfield, Part I, Springer, pp.1-7. Abstract.
  • Teece, David J. 2005. "Technology and Technology Transfer: Mansfieldian Inspirations and Subsequent Developments," Journal of Technology Transfer, 30(1/2), Springer, pp. 17-33. Abstract.

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