Murray Weidenbaum

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Murray Lew Weidenbaum
12th Chairperson of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
February 27, 1981 – August 25, 1982
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Charles Schultze
Succeeded by Martin Feldstein
United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy
In office
1969–1971
President Richard Nixon
Succeeded by Edgar Fiedler
Personal details
Born (1927-02-10)February 10, 1927
Bronx, New York City
Died March 20, 2014(2014-03-20) (aged 87)
Clayton, Missouri
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Phyllis Green
Children 3
Alma mater City College of New York (B.A.)
Columbia University (M.A.)
Princeton University (Ph.D.)
Occupation Economist
Religion Judaism

Murray Lew Weidenbaum (February 10, 1927 – March 20, 2014), was an American economist. He was the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor and Honorary Chairman of the Murray Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis. He has served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy (1969-1971). He was chairman of President Ronald Reagan's first Council of Economic Advisors from 1981-1982.

He received a B.B.A. from City College of New York, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University with thesis titled Government Spending: Process and Measurement.[1] He has been a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis since 1964 and was chair of the economics department from 1966 to 1969. In 1975 he helped found the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University, which was later renamed the Weidenbaum Center in his honor.

Weidenbaum did extensive research on the role of the bamboo network in Southeast Asia. He explores the topic in his book The Bamboo Network: How Expatriate Chinese Entrepreneurs are Creating a New Economic Superpower in Asia.[2]

Death[edit]

Weidnebaum died on March 20, 2014, at his home in Clayton, Missouri, at 87.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weidenbaum, M. L. (1959). "Government Spending: Process and Measurement". The Journal of Finance 14: 101. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6261.1959.tb00501.x.  edit
  2. ^ Murray L Weidenbaum (1 January 1996). The Bamboo Network: How Expatriate Chinese Entrepreneurs are Creating a New Economic Superpower in Asia. Martin Kessler Books, Free Press. ISBN 978-0-684-82289-1. 
  3. ^ "Economist and presidential advisor Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 21, 2014. 

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