1.Ben French was one of my best teachers,
2. His article on " The Lemon cycle" motivated me to do further research while working on my MSc. and Ph.D.
3. Here's an anecdote: In 1965, on one of my first days in Davis, my wife and I had met Ben French for the first time while walking in an olive orchard and I asked him the following question:
' Why don't people harvest the olives instead of letting them rot on the ground?'
His reply was roughly as follows:
"In your country (Turkey) labor is cheap or maybe even free. Hence the benefit is much higher than the cost of picking olives. This is not the case here in California."
That was my first lesson in economics from Ben French.
As his students, we all admired and respected him.
Dr. Nazmi Demir, Ph.D., 1970