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John Joseph McCall

John Joseph McCall, economist in the field of Microeconomic Theory; Economics of Uncertainty and Information; Manpower; Labour; Population. National Science Foundation, USA Postdoctoral Fellow, 1963, 1968; Walgreen Scholar, 1977.


  • McCall, John Joseph was born in 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) University Notre Dame, 1955. Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy University Chicago, 1957, 1959.


    • Economics, Rand Corporation, 1959-1963, 1964-1966, 1976-1978. Association Professor, University Chicago, 1966. Professor of Economics, University California Irvine, 1968-1969.

      Visiting Walgreen Professor, University Chicago, 1977-1978, University Konstanz, W. Germany, 1981. Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., United States of America, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, 1969-. Editorial Board, Information Economics and Policy.

    Major achievements

    • National Science Foundation, USA Postdoctoral Fellow, 1963, 1968. Walgreen Scholar, 1977.



    Most of my research has been on the economics of uncertainty. Early on I recognised that many of these uncertainty problems could be formulated as optimal stopping rules. Much theoretical and empirical work has been stimulated by this observation.

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