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George Benston and I were friends for most of our lives. He was a master of economics, finance, and accounting. No one surpassed him at this combination of disciplines. The two volumes of papers make much of his work available. They are a valuable edition to our libraries and personal collections.

George made many contributions. As we consider the use of mark-to market accounting in the 2008 crisis, we recognize how rare were his skills and how valuable his analysis of that issue would be



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The Selected Works of George Benston, James D. Rosenfeld, ed. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.