Ezra Solomon

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Ezra Solomon (March 20, 1920 – December 9, 2002) was an influential US economist and professor of economics at Stanford University. As a member of the Council of Economic Advisors (1971–1973) during the Nixon administration, he was seen as having contributed significantly to the change in US monetary policy which resulted in the end of the gold standard for US currency and of the Bretton Woods system of exchange rates.

Early life[edit]

Solomon was born in Rangoon (Yangon), British Burma. He graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Rangoon in 1940 but fled the country when the Japanese invaded Burma in 1941. Solomon served in the Burma Division of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve for five years. After the war, he was sent to the University of Chicago as a Burma state scholar, and earned a PhD in economics in 1950.[1]


  1. ^ Van Overtveldt 2007:259


  • "Ezra Solomon, Who Shaped Finance Theory, Dies at 82"; Lewis, Paul; New York Times; December 19, 2002 - obituary
  • Van Overtveldt, Johan (2007). The Chicago School: How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business. Agate Publishing.