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 published five books and edited many more. His two most recent books are The Future of Europe: Reform or Decline, published by MIT Press, and Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference, published by Oxford University Press. He was a co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics for eight years and associate editor of many academic journals.... Read more about Alberto Alesina
Professor Richard Caves passed away on November 22, 2019. Professor Caves' primary fields of interest werecompetition policy and regulation, international competition and multi-national enterprise, economics and the arts. Recent research topics included turnover of business units in national and international markets, competition within industries to install "sunk" investments, economic organization of "creative" activities.
Louis Berkman Research Professor of Economics In Memoriam
Gary Chamberlain's research topicshave included panel data, returns to schooling, factor structure in large asset markets,semiparametric efficiency, the structure of wages, and applications of decision theory ineconometrics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was a Member of its Councilfrom 1988 to 1993, and he gave the Fisher-Schultz Lecture in 2001. He is a Fellow of theAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for theAdvancement of Science, and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences.... Read more about Gary Chamberlain
In Memoriam Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics
Richard N. Cooper was 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 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 included 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
Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics In Memoriam
Emmanuel Farhi's research focused 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 was 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 was also an associate editor of the American Economic Review.... Read more about Emmanuel Farhi
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.