Richard Muth

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Richard Muth
Born (1927-05-14) May 14, 1927 (age 90)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Institution Emory University
Stanford University
Field Urban economics
Alma mater University of Chicago
Washington University in St. Louis

Richard Ferris Muth (born May 14, 1927)[1] is an American economist, who is considered to be one of the founders of urban economics (along with William Alonso and Edwin Mills).[2]

Muth obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1958, with a thesis on non-farm housing demand.[3]


  1. ^ Who's Who in America. 2 (66th ed.). Berkeley Heights: Marquis Who’s Who. 2011. ISBN 978-0-8379-7032-5. 
  2. ^ McDonald, John F. (2007). "William Alonso, Richard Muth, Resources for the Future, and the Founding of Urban Economics". Journal of the History of Economic Thought. 29 (1): 67–84. doi:10.1080/10427710601178310. 
  3. ^ Muth, Richard F. (1960). "The Demand for Non-Farm Housing". In Harberger, Arnold C. The Demand for Durable Goods. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 29–96. 

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