Julian Simon

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Birthday
12, 1932
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Feb 8, 1998 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1932
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Feb 8, 1998 (65)

About

Economist known for his research on immigration, population, and natural resources. He created the political theory of free-market environmentalism and published the groundbreaking 1981 work The Ultimate Resource.

Before Fame

After earning a bachelor's degree in psychology from Harvard University, he received both an MBA and a PhD from the University of Chicago.

Trivia

He taught for many years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Family Life

He married public affairs professor Rita James Simon.

Associated With

In 1980, he made a famous, public wager with scientist Paul R. Ehrlich regarding the price of metal over a decade-long period. Predicting that several metals would decrease in value, Simon won the wager.