Jason Furman on Marty Feldstein

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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.


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About Tony Lima

Retired after teaching economics at California State Univ., East Bay (Hayward, CA). Ph.D., economics, Stanford. Also taught MBA finance at the California University of Management and Technology. Occasionally take on a consulting project if it's interesting. Other interests include wine and technology.