Robert Lucas Jr.

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Robert Lucas Jr.
Robert Emerson Lucas Jr.

(1937-09-15)September 15, 1937
DiedMay 15, 2023(2023-05-15) (aged 85)
InstitutionCarnegie Mellon University
University of Chicago
School or
New classical macroeconomics
Alma materUniversity of Chicago (BA, MA, PhD)
University of California, Berkeley
H. Gregg Lewis
Dale W. Jorgenson
Marcel Boyer
Costas Azariadis
Jean-Pierre Danthine
Boyan Jovanovic
Paul Romer
ContributionsRational expectations
Lucas critique
Behavioral economics
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1995)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Robert Emerson Lucas Jr. (September 15, 1937 – May 15, 2023) was an American economist at the University of Chicago. He was the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College. He was a known figure in the creation of new classical approach to macroeconomics,[1] he received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1995.[2][3]

Lucas died in Chicago, Illinois on May 15, 2023 at age of 85.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Snowdon, Brian; Vane, Howard R. (2005). Modern Macroeconomics: Its Origin, Development and Current State. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar. pp. 220–223. ISBN 978-1-84542-208-0.
  2. "Robert E. Lucas, Jr. | American economist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  3. "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1995". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  4. Lee, Tori; Witynski, Max (May 16, 2023). "Robert E. Lucas Jr., Nobel laureate and pioneering economist, 1937–2023". University of Chicago. Retrieved May 18, 2023.