Bachelor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University California, Berkeley, California, 1970.
Professor Queens College City University of New York, Flushing, New York, since 1971, executive officer Doctor of Philosophy Program New York City, since 2000. Captain United States Army, 1972.
Married Yoko Katagiri Thurston, June 2, 2006. 1 child Tobias Katagiri.