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Dale W. Jorgenson

Samuel W. Morris University Professor
Harvard University

Dale W. Jorgenson

Dale W. Jorgenson is the Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University. Dale Jorgenson has left his mark with great distinction on pure economic theory (with, for example, his work on the growth of a dual economy); and equally on statistical method (with, for example, his development of estimation methods for rational distributed lags). But he is preeminently a master of the territory between economics and statistics, where both have to be applied to the study of concrete problems. His prolonged exploration of the determinants of investment spending, whatever its ultimate lessons, will certainly long stand as one of the finest examples in the marriage of theory and practice in economics. Jorgenson has conducted groundbreaking research on information technology and economic growth, energy and the environment, tax policy and investment behavior, and applied econometrics. He is the author of 267 articles in economics and the author and editor of thirty-four books. His collected papers have been published in ten volumes by The MIT Press, beginning in 1995.