Marty Feldstein: 1939-2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CEPR is deeply sorry to announce the death of Marty Feldstein aged 79. He was Professor of Economics at Harvard and President Emeritus of NBER, having been President and CEO between 1978 and 2008. During this period he transformed NBER and launched the Summer Institute and the annual cycle of programme meetings. He also promoted NBER working papers as a means of distributing new research and directed numerous research projects.

His leadership of NBER served as an inspiration for Richard Portes when he founded CEPR in 1983. His legacy in economics is wide-ranging and will be enduring.