Abramovitz, Moses (1912–2000)
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Born in Brooklyn, New York, Abramovitz was educated at Harvard (AB, 1932) and Columbia (Ph.D., 1939). He held faculty appointments at Columbia (l940–2, 1946–8) and Stanford University (1948–77) and was a member of the research staff of the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1938 to 1969. From 1942 to 1946 he worked as an economist for several organizations within the United States government. He was elected president of the American Economic Association in 1979–80.