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The Death of Ken Sokoloff

Naomi Lamoreaux writes:

With great sadness we announce the death of Kenneth L. Sokoloff, Professor of Economics at UCLA and longtime member of the Economic History Association.

A memorial service will be held at the Chapel at Westwood Village Memorial Park, 1218 Glendon Ave., at 3:00 on Wednesday, May 23.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Kenneth L. Sokoloff Memorial Fund at the Economic History Association, Department of Economics, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0385.

Checks should be made payable to the Economic History Association, with a notation that they are for the Sokoloff endowment, income from which will be used to provide Sokoloff fellowships for the support of young scholars.

So say we all.

A wonderful human being: one of those teachers and scholars who make one proud to be a professor. A tall fellow, in the Newtonian sense. The last thing of his I read was his paper with Stan Engermann, "Digging the Dirt at Public Expense: Governance in the Building of the Erie Canal and Other Public Works"