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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.


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.


  • 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.