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In Memoriam

Folke Ölander, a researcher and teacher at the research center for Economic Psychology in the 1960’ and early 1970’s and Honorary Doctor at the Stockholm School of Economics (1999), passed away on December 28, 2013, after a short period of severe illness. Folke was born on July 21, 1935.

Folke Ölander was very appreciated and estemed by his colleagues and other peers, as a friend and as an excellent researcher, teacher and leader. His contributions to SSE and to the international academic society are great and undisputable.

In his dissertation work, Folke focused on the theory and measurement of preferences. His supervisor was the founder of economic psychology in Scandinavia, Professor Karl-Erik Wärneryd, Stockholm School of Economics. Folke continued his work at SSE until 1972. He then moved to Aarhus School of Business and into a Chair in economic psychology. Folke's main research interest since then has been consumer policy, branching out in several directions. He produced important contributions to the understanding of consumer satisfaction, dissatisfaction and complaint behaviour.

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