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Franklin M. Fisher

AKA Franklin Marvin Fisher

Born: 13-Dec-1934
Birthplace: New York City

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Economist at MIT

Economist Franklin M. Fisher is an expert on anti-trust economics and the increasing scarcity of water. He testified for IBM in its antitrust case on the 1970s, and against Microsoft after it was prosecuted for antitrust violations in 1998.

Father: Mitchell Salem Cohen Fisher (rabbi-attorney, b. 1903, d. 1990)
Mother: Esther Oshiver Fisher (marriage counselor, b. 1910, d. 1988)
Sister: Joanne Claire Fisher Wang Peterson Stoll (b. 1937)
Brother: Wesley Andrew Fisher (author, b. 1944)
Wife: Ellen Jane Paradise Fisher (b. 1938, m. 22-Jun-1958, four children)
Son: Jedidiah Solomon Fisher (b. 1959, d. infancy)
Son: Abraham Samuel Fisher (b. 1961)
Daughter: Abigail Sarah Fisher (b. 1964)
Daughter: Naomi Leah Fisher (b. 1970)

    High School: Ethical Culture Fieldston School (1952)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1956)
    University: MS, Harvard University (1957)
    University: PhD Economics, Harvard University (1960)
    Teacher: Economics, Harvard University (1956-57)
    Teacher: Economics, University of Chicago (1959-60)
    Teacher: Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1960-65)
    Professor: Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1965-99)
    Professor: Microeconomics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000-presernt)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1981-82
    John Bates Clark Medal 1973
    CRA International Board of Directors (1967-present)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Economic Association
    American Jewish Congress
    American Statistical Association
    Bill Bradley for President
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    National Bureau of Economic Research Director (1989-present)
    National Bureau of Economic Research Research Associate (1980-85)
    Econometric Society Vice President (1977-78), President (1979)
    Ford Foundation Fellowship (1966-67)
    Gore 2000
    John Kerry for President
    National Academy of Sciences
    National Research Council 1981-82
    National Science Foundation Fellowship (1962-63)
    Obama for America
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

Author of books:
A Priori Information and Time Series Analysis (1962)
A Study in Econometrics: The Demand for Electricity in the United States (1962)
Essays on the Structure of Social Science Models (1963, with Albert Ando and Herbert A. Simon)
Supply and Costs in the United States Petroleum Industry (1964)
The Economic Theory of Price Indices (1972, with Karl Shell)
The Identification Problem in Econometrics (1976)
Folded, Spindled, and Mutilated: Economic Analysis and US v. IBM (1983, with John J. McGowan and Joan E. Greenwood)
IBM and the US Data Processing Industry: An Economic History (1983, with James W. McKie, and Richard B. Mancke)
Disequilibrium Foundations of Equilibrium Economics (1983)
Industrial Organization, Economics and the Law (1991)
Econometrics: Essays in Theory and Applications (1992)
Aggregation: Aggregate Production Functions and Related Topics (1993)
The Economic Theory of Production Price Indexes (1997, with Karl Shell)
Microeconomics Essays in Theory and Applications (1999)

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