Hendrik Houthakker

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Hendrik Houthakker in April 1969.

Hendrik Samuel "Henk" Houthakker (December 31, 1924 – April 15, 2008) was a Dutch-American academic, economist and academic. He taught at Stanford University from 1954 to 1960. He then completed the rest of his career at Harvard University. He also served on President Richard Nixon's Council of Economic Advisers from 1969 to 1971.

Houthakker was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands to a Jewish family. During World War II, he and his family were sheltered by Roman Catholics. After the war, he graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1949. He was married to Polish-American philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, the founder of the World Phenomenology Institute, for 52 years until Houthakker's death. They had three children; Louis, Jan and Isabelle.

Houthakker died from problems caused by myasthenia gravis on April 15, 2008 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, aged 83.[1]

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  1. "Hendrik Houthakker, 83; Economist, Nixon Adviser". The Washington Post. April 23, 2008. Retrieved June 16, 2014.

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