In Memoriam

Alberto Alesina

Alberto Alesina

Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy
In Memoriam

Alberto Alesina was a leader in the field of Political Economics and has published extensively in all major academic journals in economics. He has...

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Richard Caves

Professor of Economics
In Memoriam
Professor Richard Caves passed away on November 22, 2019. Professor Caves' primary fields of interest were competition policy and regulation, international... Read more about Richard Caves
Gary Chamberlain

Gary Chamberlain

Emeriti- Louis Berkman Research Professor of Economics
In Memoriam

Gary Chamberlain's research topics included panel data, returns to schooling, factor structure in large asset markets, semiparametric efficiency, the structure of wages, and applications of decision theory in econometrics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was a Member of its Council from 1988 to 1993, and he gave the Fisher-Schultz Lecture in 2001. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences.... Read more about Gary Chamberlain

Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper

Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics

Richard N. Cooper is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Panel of the US Chief of Naval Operations, and the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity. He has served on several occasions in the US Government, as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (1995-97), Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1977-81), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Monetary Affairs (1965-66), and senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers (1961-63). His most recent books include Boom, Crisis, and Adjustment (co-author), Macroeconomic Management in Korea, 1970-1990 (co-author), Environment and Resource Policies for the World Economy, and What the Future Holds (co-author).... Read more about Richard Cooper

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Farhi

Emmanuel Farhi

Professor of Economics
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Emmanuel Farhi's research focuses on macroeconomics, finance, international economics, and public finance. His papers have been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics. He is a member of the French Economic Analysis Council to the French Prime minister, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, the International Growth Centre, as well as a fellow of the Toulouse School of Economics. He is also an associate editor of the American Economic Review.... Read more about Emmanuel Farhi

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Martin Feldstein

Martin Feldstein

George F. Baker Professor of Economics
In Memoriam

Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, passed away on June 11, 2019. He was a faculty member in the Department of Economics for 52 years, 1967 to 2019.  Marty's teaching and research focused on issues of taxation, social insurance and fiscal policy.  He also wrote widely on other aspects of U.S. and foreign economic policy and on the economics of national security.  He published more than 300 research papers. He received the Clark medal of the American Economic Association and later served as President of the Association. He served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for President Ronald Reagan.  He was president and CEO of the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1977 to 2008.  He taught the introductory economics course for 18 years and continues to teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

David Landes

Emerti- Coolidge Professor of History and Professor of Economics
In Memoriam

James L Medoff

Meyer Kestnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry
In Memoriam
Martin Weitzman

Martin Weitzman

Research Professor of Economics
In Memoriam

Martin L. Weitzman was a Research Professor of Economics at Harvard University until his passing on August 27, 2019. Previously he was on the...

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