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Lester Thurow

Lester ThurowAKA Lester C. Thurow

Born: 7-May-1938
Birthplace: Livingston, MT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Economist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Sloan School of Management

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

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

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Author of books:
Poverty and Discrimination (1969, Brookings Institution)
Investment in Human Capital (1970)
The Zero-Sum Society: Distribution and the Possibilities for Economic Change (1980)
Dangerous Currents: The State of Economics (1983)
Head to Head: The Coming Economic Battle among Japan, Europe, and America (1992)
The Future of Capitalism: How Today's Economic Forces Shape Tomorrow's World (1997)
Building Wealth: The New Rules for Individuals, Companies, and Nations in a Knowledge-Based Economy (1999)
Fortune Favors the Bold: What We Must Do to Build a New and Lasting Global Prosperity (2003)

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