Econ201 - Productivity Growth, Inflation, and Unemployment,...

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Robert J. Gordon Stanley G. Harris Professor in the Social Sciences Northwestern University Robert J. Gordon is Stanley G. Harris Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. He is one of the world ʹ s leading experts on inflation, unemployment, and productivity growth. His recent work on the rise and fall of the New Economy, the revival and “explosion” of U. S. productivity growth, the stalling of European productivity growth, and the widening of the U. S. income distribution, have been widely cited. Gordon is author of Macroeconomics, tenth edition, which has been translated into eight languages, and of The Measurement of Durable Goods Prices , The American Business Cycle, and The Economics of New Goods. His book of collected essays,
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Unformatted text preview: Productivity Growth, Inflation, and Unemployment, was published by the Cambridge University Press in 2004. Gordon did his undergraduate work at Harvard and then attended Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship. He received his Ph.D. in 1967 at M.I.T. and taught at Harvard and the University of Chicago before coming to Northwestern in 1973. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London) and the Observatoire Franais des Conjunctures Economiques (OFCE, Paris), an economic adviser to the Congressional Budget Office and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and a member of the quadrennial Technical Panel of the Social Security Advisory Board in both 2003 and 2006-07....
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