Edwin Burmeister

Research Professor Emeritus of Economics

External Address: 
201B Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
(919) 660-1849

Edwin Burmeister is Research Professor of Economics Emeritus at Duke University. He began his professorship at Duke in 1991 after serving at the University of Virginia as the Commonwealth Professor of Economics. He has held many other teaching positions throughout his career, including professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania from 1972-76. He was also professor of economics at the University of Chicago in 1980 and at the Australian National University from 1974-75. He earned his Ph.D. in advanced economics in 1965 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his M.A. and B.A. from Cornell University. Professor Burmeister’s research interests include economic growth, capital theory, and finance. He has received numerous research grants from the National Science Foundation, and has also received funding from the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance. He recently conducted a study on “the role of expectations in determining interest rates and stock market prices.” He has written many articles on his research findings that have been published in numerous academic journals. Some of his works include, “The Residual Market Factor, the APT, and Mean-Variance Efficiency” in the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, “The Capital Theory Controversy” in Assessment of Piero Sraffa’s Contributions to Economics, and “Real Wicksell Effects and Regular Economics” in Capital Theory. He has also contributed writings to the Encyclopedia of Macroeconomics, and written numerous reviews for books within the fields of mathematics and economics. For his achievements as a teacher and researcher, Professor Burmeister has received numerous honors. He was named a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and was awarded the Honorary Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He received the NSF Summer Research Fellowship for Graduate Teaching Assistants in 1962, and earned the NSF Graduate Fellowship for three consecutive years. Outside of his career in academia and researching, Professor Burmeister has held various professional positions and participated as a member for numerous associations. He served as editor for The International Economic Review from 1971-76, and was associate editor for both The International Economic Review from 1976-97 and the The Financial Review from 1988-94. He has been associate editor for the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting since 1992. He was on the International Editorial Board for the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig Awards from 1975-89, the American Economic Association Committee on Publications from 1976-84, and has been a member of the Executive Committee for the Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting since 1989. He is also an invited academic member of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance.