The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Kuh, Edwin (1925–1986)

  • David A. Belsley
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Edwin Kuh was a leader in econometric modelling, an applied econometrician, and a socially aware economist. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on 13 April 1925 and died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on 9 June 1986. Educated at Williams College (BA, 1949) and Harvard University (PhD, 1955), he was awarded the Wells Prize at Harvard for his doctoral dissertation and began teaching in 1953 as a Lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University. In 1955 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1959. In 1962 he became Professor of Finance and Economics in the Sloan School and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics. He was Director of the NBER Computer Research Center from 1971 to 1977 and became Co-Director of the Center for Computational Research in Economics in Management Science (CCREMS) at MIT at its formation in 1978, a position he held until his death. In 1963–4 he was acting principal investigator for the joint Econometric Model Project of the Brookings Institution and the Social Science Research Council.

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  • David A. Belsley
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