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Daniel Little McFadden

economist , educator

Daniel L. McFADDEN, economist in the field of Microeconomic Theory. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 1962-1963; Ford Faculty Res Fellow 1966-1967; Fellow, Econometric Society, 1969; John Bates Clark Medal, American Economic Association, 1975; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1977; Irving Fisher Research Professor, 1977-1978; Outstanding Teacher Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA Economics Department, 1981;

Background

McFADDEN, Daniel L. was born in 1937 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America.

Education

Bachelor of Science (Physics), Doctor of Philosophy University Minnesota, 1957, 1962.

Career

Visiting Association Professor, University Chicago, 1966-1967. Professor of Economics, University California Berkeley, 1968-1979. Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA, 1970-1971.

Visiting Professor, Yale University,

8. Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA, Cambridge Massachusetts, United States of America, since 1979.

Achievements

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 1962-1963. Ford Faculty Res Fellow 1966-1967. Fellow, Econometric Society, 1969.

    John Bates Clark Medal, American Economic Association, 1975. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1977. Irving Fisher Research Professor, 1977-1978.

    Outstanding Teacher Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA Economics Department, 1981. National Academy of Sciences, USA,

    1981.

Views

Primary concern of research is integration of the theory and measurement of economic behaviour. One research area is the reformulation of production theory, using duality, in terms of market data. A second is the development of empirical

consumer theory for unconventional budget sets, such as discrete alternatives, with applications in the demand for transportation and the demand for energy-using appliances.

Membership

  • Fellow: Econometrics Society (Fisher-Schultz lecturer 1979, vice president 1984, president 1985, fellow 1969, Frisch Medal 1986); National Academy of Sciences

  • American Philosophical Society

  • Math. Association America

  • American Statistical Association

  • American Economic Association (executive committee 1985?Co87, vice president 1994, president-elect 2004, John Bates Clark Medal 1975)

  • American Academy Arts & Scis.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Latent variable models;

    choice models and applications;

    large sample econometrics;

    sampling theory;

    production theory;

    consumer theory;

    farming.

Connections

father:
Robert Sain McFadden

mother:
Alice Little McFadden