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Ferdinand E. Banks (Uppsala University, Sweden), performed his undergraduate studies at Illinois Institute of Technology (electrical engineering) and Roosevelt University (Chicago), graduating with honors in economics. He also attended the University of Maryland and UCLA. He has the MSc from Stockholm University and the PhD from Uppsala University. He has been visiting professor at 5 universities in Australia, 2 universities in France, The Czech University (Prague), Stockholm University, Nanyang Technical University in Singapore, and has held energy economics (guest) professorships in France (Grenoble), Hongkong, and the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok). The main portion of his military service was in Japan (infantry) and Germany (artillery), and he was employed for one year in the engineering department of the U.S. Navy at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station (Illinois). He has also been a lecturer in mathematical and development economics in Dakar (Senegal) for 15 months, and macroeconomics at the University of Technology in Lisbon (Portugal) for one term. He was an econometrician for UNCTAD (United Nations Commission on Trade and Development) in Geneva (Switzerland) for 3 years, and fellow of the Reserve Bank of Australia when visiting professor of mathematical economics at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) for one academic year. He was a consultant for the Hudson Institute in Paris, and a systems analyst and applied mathematician for a consulting firm in Chicago. This is his 13th book, He has already published internationally 12 books, to include 2 energy economics textbooks and an international finance textbook, and 200+ articles of various lengths. This new textbook ENERGY AND ECONOMIC THEORY will be published by World Scientific (Singapore, London and New York) later this year (2013), and you can get more information on GOOGLE by posting his name. He is completing the writing of his 14th book, which consists of non-technical lectures on energy economics.

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