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Long-time Swarthmore economics professor Bernie Saffran passed away on Monday morning. Saffran was the Franklin and Betty Barr Professor of Economics at the college and well known in the larger economics community for his regular “Recommendations for Further Reading” in the Journal of Eonomic Perspectives. He received his B.A. from the City College of New York and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Saffran edited the collection of articles entitled “Price Theory and its Applications” with F. M. Scherer released in 1998. His research interests included economic theory and public finance.