May 28, 2009    #075
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UMKC professor becomes editor of American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Frederic S. Lee, Professor of Economics in the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed as editor for the New York-based American Journal of Economics and Sociology (AJES). With support from the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, AJES was founded in 1941 to provide a forum for continuing discussion of issues emphasized by the American political economist, social philosopher and activist Henry George (1839-1897).

Lee will begin working on future issues July 1. He succeeds Laurence S. Moss, who passed away Feb. 24 after completing his 12th year as editor.

Lee received his Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University in 1983. He studied at Centro di Studi Economici Avanzati, Trieste, Italy in 1981; University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1977 and 1978; and Columbia University, New York in 1976 and 1977. He received his B. A. in History from Frostburg State University, Maryland in 1972.

Lee is book series editor of “Advances in Heterodox Economics”; editor of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter; and executive director of the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE). He has served as a Visiting Professor or Scholar at several international universities, and has received several scholarships and research grants.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

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