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Otto ECKSTEIN

Otto ECKSTEIN, German economist. Fellow, American Statistical Association, Econometric Society, National Association Business Economists; Executive Committee, Vice-President, American Economic Association, 1967-1970, 1981.

Background

  • ECKSTEIN, Otto was born in 1926 in Ulm, W. Germany.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Princeton University, 1951, 1966. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Harvard University, 1952, 1955. Honorary degree, Free University Brussels, 1975.

    Career

    • Research on cost-benefit analysis, public finance and inflation theory but best known for his econometric models of the United States economy, regularly employed for forecasting the effects of particular economic policies. He appeared frequently before Congressional committees to testify on economic questions. Technical Director, Joint Economics Committee, United States Congress, 1959-1960.

      Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1963-1984. Member, United States President's Council Economics Advisers, 1964-1966. President, Data Resources Incorporated, Lexington, Massachusetts, United States of America, 1972-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Fellow, American Statistical Association, Econometric Society, National Association Business Economists. Executive Committee, Vice-President, American Economic Association, 1967-1970, 1981.
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    Died 1984
    (aged 58)
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