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Robert Lucas

Robert LucasAKA Robert Emerson Lucas, Jr.

Born: 15-Sep-1937
Birthplace: Yakima, WA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Theory of rational expectations

Father: Robert Emerson Lucas (President of Lewis Refrigeration)
Mother: Jane Templeton Lucas
Sister: Jenepher (b. 1939)
Brother: Peter (b. 1940)
Brother: Daniel (b. 1948)
Wife: Rita Cohen (m. 1959, separated 1982, div., two sons)
Son: Stephen (b. 1960)
Son: Joseph (b. 1966)
Girlfriend: Nancy L. Stokey (cohabited 1982-)

    High School: Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA (1955)
    University: BA History, University of Chicago (1959)
    University: PhD Economics, University of Chicago (1964)
    Professor: Carnegie Mellon University (1963-74)
    Professor: Economics, University of Chicago (1975-80)
    Professor: Visiting Professor of Economics, Northwestern University (1981-82)
    Professor: Economics, University of Chicago (1982-)

    Nobel Prize for Economics 1995
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1981
    Phi Beta Kappa Society 1959
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1980
    National Academy of Sciences 1981
    American Philosophical Society 1997
    American Economic Association
    Econometric Society President (1997)
    Chicago School Economists

Author of books:
Studies in Business-Cycle Theory (1981, economics)
Models of Business Cycles (1987, economics)
Rational Expectations and Econometric Practice (1981, economics; with Thomas J. Sargent)


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