Public economics and public policy: The ideas and influence of Martin Feldstein, 1939-2019

From a VOX post by James Poterba and Lawrence H. Summers:

“Martin Feldstein, who passed away in June 2019, was one of the most important applied economists of the last half-century. This column, by two of his students and close colleagues, celebrates his intellectual legacy, outlining his seminal contributions on a wide range of topics in public economics and beyond, his pioneering use of large data sets, and his influential voice in US public policy over many decades. As president of the National Bureau of Economic Research for nearly 30 years, Feldstein advanced the conduct and dissemination of economic research, and helped to create the modern economics profession.”

See my profile of Martin Feldstein here.

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