Edward Prescott

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Birthday
26, 1940
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
26, 1940 (age 77)
Birthplace
New York

About

Nobel-Prize-winning economist who is widely cited on matters of economic policy. He became a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992.

Before Fame

He spent extensive time in the Northeast studying at first Swarthmore then Carnegie Mellon and finally teaching at the University of Pennsylvania.

Trivia

He was one of the '100 Economists' listed by John McCain as opposing the economic policies of President Barack Obama.

Family Life

He married Janet Dale Simpson in 1965.

Associated With

He was one of 250 economists to sign an open letter to Barack Obama opposing his 2009 Economic Recovery Act.