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Reuben A. Kessel

educator , economist

Reuben A. Kessel, American educator, economist. Recipient awards Merrill Foundation for Advancement Financial Knowledge, Volker Foundation, Commision on Money and Credit, National Science Foundation. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946.; Member American Economics Association.


Kessel, Reuben A. was born on April 2, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of A.J. and Blossom (Naiman) Kessel.


Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago, 1948, Doctor of Philosophy., 1954.


1 daughter, Catherine B. Instructor economics U. Missouri, 1948-1949. Economist Research and Development Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1952-1956. Assistant professor School Business, University of California at Los Angeles, 1956-1957.

Assistant professor economics department economics University of Chicago, 1957-1961, associate professor business economics Graduate School Business, 1962-1964, professor, 1964-1975, director doctoral programs, 1963-1965, director research, 1969-1972. Research associate National Bureau Economics Research, New York City, 1961-1962. Consultant, director Bell Federal Savings & Loan Association, Chicago, 1956-1975.

Impartial economics expert Judge Robeson, Federal Court Chicago, 1966.


  • Author: Cyclical Behavior of the Term Structure of Interest Rates, 1965. Also articles.


Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Economics Association.


Married Shirley Kerner, September 16, 1952.

A.J. Kessel

Blossom (Naiman) Kessel

Shirley Kerner