Kenneth E. Boulding was born in Liverpool, England, on January 18, 1910, and died in Boulder, Colorado, on March 18, 1993. He attended New College, Oxford, and was a graduate student at the University of Chicago, where he studied with Frank Knight. He never completed requirements for a Ph.D., but enjoyed a distinguished teaching career (from 1934 until his retirement in 1980) which included stops at the University of Edinburgh, Colgate University, Fisk, Iowa State, McGill, the University of Michigan, and the University of Colorado.
Boulding was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. He served as President of the American Economic Association, the Society for General Systems Research, the International Studies Organization, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The bibliography of Boulding’s publications listed on the Department of Economics of the University of Colorado website runs to ninety printed pages. His Collected Papers (Colorado Associated University Press, 19711985) are contained in six volumes divided by subject matter: economics (two volumes), political economy, “toward a general social science,” international systems: peace, conflict resolution, politics, and “toward the twentyfirst century.”
1941. Economic Analysis. New York: Harper.
1945. The Economics of Peace. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
1950. A Reconstruction of Economics. New York: Wiley.
1953. The Organization Revolution: A Study in the Ethics of EconomicOrganizations. New York: Harper. 1956. The Image: Knowledge in Life and Society. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
1958. Principles of Economic Policy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
1962. Conflict and Defense: A General Theory. New York: Harper. 1963. Disarmament and the Economy (coeditor). New York: Harper & Row.
1964. The Meaning of the Twentieth Century: The Great Transition. New York: Harper & Row.
1968. Beyond Economics: Essays on Society, Religion, and Ethics. Ann Arbor:University of Michigan Press.
1970. Economics as a Science. New York: McGrawHill.
1973. The Economy of Love and Fear: A Preface to Grants Economics. Belmont,CA: Wadsworth.
1978. Redistribution through the Financial System: The Grants Economics of Money and Credit (coeditor). New York: Praeger.
1981. Evolutionary Economics. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
1983. A Preface to Grants Economics: The Economy of Love and Fear. New York: Praeger.
1985. Human Betterment. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
1985. The World as a Total System. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
1989. Three Faces of Power. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.