June 2, 2014

Alumnus Marc Nerlove Honored for His Contributions to Economics


Marc Nerlove (Ph.D., 1956) was honored for his major lifelong contributions to economics at a conference in Washington on May 23 with presentations by Jinyong Hahn, James Heckman, Ariel Pakes, John Rust, Thomas Sargent and James Stock. Johns Hopkins faculty in attendance included Carl Christ, Jorge Balat, Yingyao Hu, Robert Moffitt, Nick Papageorge, and Yuya Sasaki. Fellow JHU Ph.D Takeshi Amemiya was in attendance as well.

At the conference dinner, Carl Christ read another of his famous limericks:

His earliest work is replete
With supplies of corn cotton and wheat
On cross section data, than Nerlove,
No one has lavished greater love
In this field he cannot be beat

An extra bonus shows Carl and Al singing the Cowles Foundation song.

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