Marty Feldstein was the economist’s economist. I first heard his name in 1971 when I was working at Data Resources, Inc. His career was long and illustrious. He passed away June 11. The New York Times has a long obituary.
Jason Furman, a pretty good economist himself, tweeted a long thread that is both a remembrance of Marty and some thoughts on the relationship between academic and policy economics. This is a worthwhile read, I promise. Posted here with Prof. Furman’s permission.