- Fulbright Award (1960)
Arthur Schweitzer was a professor emeritus of economics and professor emeritus of West European studies at IU Bloomington. Born in Germany, he attended the Universities of Frankfurt and Berlin and later the University of Basel in Switzerland in 1937 after he and his wife fled from Nazi Germany. In 1938, Schweitzer left Switzerland and emigrated to the U.S. from Cuba. He joined the faculty of the University of Wyoming in 1939 and remained on faculty until 1947 when he joined IU's economics department. Raising to the rank of full professor in 1951, Schweitzer served at IU until his retirement in 1976, retiring with the title of professor emeritus of economics. After retirement, he joined IU's Department of West European Studies where he taught on a part-time basis and was given the additional title of professor emeritus of West European studies in 1978.
Schweitzer specialized in the field of comparative economic systems with a focus on the Nazi economic system. During his career, he published three books and more than 50 articles. He received a Fulbright award in 1960, a faculty research fellowship from the Ford Foundation in 1957-1958, and a Rockefeller Foundation grant in the 1966-1967.
Schweitzer passed away on March 9, 2004 at the age of 98.