Otto Eckstein

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Otto Eckstein (August 1, 1927 – March 22, 1984) was a German-born economist at Harvard University, member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1964 to 1966), and co-founder of Data Resources Inc.[1] In 1979 he sold DRI for over $100 million to McGraw Hill.[2] Eckstein held an A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

He was a key developer and proponent of the idea of core inflation (Eckstein 1981). A frequent coauthor was Allen Sinai.

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