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Lester Thurow

Lester ThurowAKA Lester Carl Thurow

Born: 7-May-1938
Birthplace: Livingston, MT
Died: 25-Mar-2016
Location of death: Westport, MA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Sloan School of Management

Father: Willis Carl Thurow (Methodist minister)
Mother: Alice Hickman
Wife: Emily Rooks (d.)
Wife: Gretchen Pfuetze (m. 30-Dec-1971, div., two sons)
Son: Ethan
Son: Torben
Wife: Anna Soldinger (m. 1998, until his death)

    University: BA Political Economy, Williams College (1960)
    University: MA Philosophy, Balliol College, Oxford University
    University: PhD Economics, Harvard University (1964)
    Assistant Professor: Economics, Harvard University (1965-68)
    Professor: Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1968-)
    Department Chair: Sloan School of Management, MIT (1987-93)

    The Boston Globe Columnist
    USA Today Columnist
    Newsweek Contributing Editor (1981-83)
    The New York Times Editorial Board (1979)
    US Council of Economic Advisers Staff (1964-65)
    Member of the Board of E-Trade
    Member of the Board of Analog Devices
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Economic Association
    National Center on Education and the Economy Trustee
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Public Agenda Policy Review Board
    New Perspectives Quarterly Advisory Board
    Bill Bradley for President
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Economic Policy Institute Co-Founder
    Economists for Peace and Security Fellow
    John Kerry for President
    Rhodes Scholarship

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Author of books:
Poverty and Discrimination (1969, economics)
Investment in Human Capital (1970, economics)
The Zero-Sum Society: Distribution and the Possibilities for Economic Change (1980, economics)
Dangerous Currents: The State of Economics (1983, economics)
The Deficits: How Big? How Long? How Dangerous? (1985, politics)
Head to Head: The Coming Economic Battle Among Japan, Europe, and America (1992, economics)
The Future of Capitalism: How Today's Economic Forces Shape Tomorrow's World (1996, economics)
Building Wealth: The New Rules for Individuals, Companies and Nations (1999, economics)
Fortune Favors the Bold: What We Must Do to Build a New and Lasting Global Prosperity (2003, economics)

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