Tobin, James, 1918-2002

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James Tobin, Nobel laureate and long-time professor of economics at Yale University, was born in Champaign, Illinois, in 1918. In 1939, he graduated from Harvard University, where he also obtained his master's degree in 1940 and his Ph.D. in 1947. He worked in the Office of Price Administration and on the Civilian Supply and War Production Board before enlisting in the navy in 1941 and serving as an officer aboard the USS Kearney. Tobin began his career at Yale in 1950 as an associate professor, and went on to become the Sterling Professor of Economics. In 1961, he was asked to serve on the Council of Economic Advisors to President John F. Kennedy. His highly regarded work as a Keynesian macro economist, particularly the development of his "portfolio selection theory," earned him the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1981. Tobin married Elizabeth Fay Ringo in 1946; they had four children: Margaret, Louis, Hugh, and Roger. Tobin died on March 11, 2002, in New Haven.

From the description of James Tobin papers, 1930-2002 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162421

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James Tobin (1918-2002) was an economists with Office of Price Administration and other agencies from 1941 to 1942, and was a member of the Council of Economic Advisors from 1961 to 1962. He received the Nobel Prize for economics in 1981.

From the description of Tobin, James, 1918-2002 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581257

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referencedIn Davidson, Paul, 1930-. Paul Davidson papers, 1961-2002 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Davidson, Paul, 1930-. Paul Davidson papers, 1961-2004 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Tobin, James, 1918-. James Tobin papers, 1930-2002 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf James Tobin Papers. 1960 - 1967. Council of Economic Advisers Files
creatorOf James Tobin Papers. 1960 - 1967. Campaign Files
James Tobin Papers
referencedIn Lucas, Robert E. Robert E. Lucas Papers, 1960-2004 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Modigliani, Franco. Franco Modigliani papers, 1936-2005 and n.d. (bulk 1970s-2003) Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf James Tobin Papers. 1960 - 1967. Council of Economic Advisers Files
referencedIn Hofstra University. Keynes conference collection, 1982-1986. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf James Tobin papers, 1930-2002 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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Birth 1918-03-05

Death 2002-03-11

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