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William Baumol

Professor of economics

Died when: 95 years 67 days (1142 months)
Star Sign: Pisces

William Jack Baumol (February 26, 1922 – May 4, 2017) was an American economist.He was a professor of economics at New York University, Academic Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University.

He was a prolific author of more than eighty books and several hundred journal articles.Baumol wrote extensively about labor market and other economic factors that affect the economy.

He also made significant contributions to the theory of entrepreneurship and the history of economic thought.He is among the most influential economists in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc.

He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1971.Baumol was considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Economics for 2003,and Thomson Reuters cited him as a potential recipient in 2014, but he died without receiving the prize.


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