Richard Jay Zeckhauser (born 1940) is an American economist and the Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. [1 ]
He holds a
BA ( ) and a PhD in summa cum laude economics from Harvard University. Early in his career he was one of the " whiz kids" assembled by Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara to apply cutting-edge analysis to Cold War military strategy.
He is the author or co-author of many books and articles. His most recent book, with Peter Schuck, is
Targeting in Social Programs. The book examines how – and why – to deploy scarce public resources to solve public problems. While he holds no formal office he has long been an informal leader at the Kennedy School and Harvard. He is a consultant with Analysis Group. [2 ]
Bridge career [ edit ]
Zeckhauser is a champion
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Zeckhauser, Richard (2006)
"Investing in the Unknown and Unknowable", Capitalism and Society: Vol. 1 : Iss. 2, Article 5. doi: 10.2202/1932-0213.1009 Schuck, Peter H. & Zeckhauser, Richard J.
Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples, Brookings Institution Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8157-0428-7 Zeckhauser, Richard,
, MIT Press, 1991, Strategy and choice ISBN 978-0-262-24033-8 Zeckhauser, Richard, Keeney, Ralph L., Sebenius, James K.
, Harvard Business Press, 1996, Wise choices: decisions, games, and negotiations ISBN 978-0-87584-677-4
Zeckhauser, Richard (2008). "Insurance". In David R. Henderson (ed.). (2nd ed.). Indianapolis: Concise Encyclopedia of Economics Library of Economics and Liberty. ISBN 978-0865976658. OCLC 237794267.
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