Obituary Richard Victor Alvarus Mattessich

Giuseppe Galassi


Was born in 1922 in Trieste, Italy, and died on September 30, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. He grew up in Vienna, graduating with a Dr. rer.pol. in 1945, Degree of Doctor of Economic Sciences, Hochschule fur Welthandel, nowadays Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien, Economic University of Vienna. He had the following academic positions: fellow of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna (1945-47); lecturer at the Rosenberg College (St. Gallen, 1947-52); then he emigrated to Canadà, where he became professor of commerce and economics and Department Head of Commerce at Mt. Allison University (Sackville, N.B. 1953-59), after working for a year in an insurance company, Actuarial and Auditing Department, in Montreal; from 1959 to 1967 he served as a tenured associate professor, University of California, Berkeley, School of Business Administration , following one year in a visiting position; in 1966-67 he simultaneously held a chair in economics at  the Ruhr Universitat, Bochum, Germany;  the final position was at University of British Columbia, Arthur Andersen chair (Vancouver, 1967-87; since 1987 Prof. Emeritus); professor, Technische Universitat (Vienna, 1976-78—simultaneously with his position at UBC); he held also various visiting professorships at universities in Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland.

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