William Nordhaus Biography
William Nordhaus full name William Dawbney Nordhaus, is an American economist, Sterling Professor of Economics and Professor, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.
He completed his undergraduate work at Yale University in 1963 and received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1967 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.
He has been on the faculty of Yale University since 1967 and has been Full Professor of Economics since 1973 and also is Professor in Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is on the research staff of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a member and senior advisor of the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, Washington, D.C. since 1972.
From 1977 to 1979, he was a Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. From 1986 to 1988, he served as the Provost of Yale University.
Professor Nordhaus has served on the Executive Committees of the American Economic Association and the Eastern Economic Association. He serves on the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Experts and was the first Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Bureau of Economic Analysis. He was also the first Chairman of the newly formed American Economic Association Committee on Federal Statistics.
He has served on several committees of the National Academy of Sciences including the Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems, the Panel on Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming, the Committee on National Statistics, the Committee on Data and Research on Illegal Drugs, and the Committee on the Implications for Science and Society of Abrupt Climate Change.
In 2004, he was awarded the prize of “Distinguished Fellow” by the American Economic Association and served as President of the AEA in 2015-2016.
William Nordhaus Age
He was born on May 31, 1941 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
William Nordhaus Wife
His wife is Barbara. Barbara works at the Yale Child Study Center. They reside in downtown New Haven.
William Nordhaus Nobel Prize
In 2018, William Nordhaus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics jointly with Paul Romer “for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”
BREAKING NEWS: ⁰The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 to William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer. #NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/xUs6iSyI7h
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 8, 2018
William Nordhaus Books
Professor Nordhaus has authored many books including Invention, Growth and Welfare, Is Growth Obsolete?, The Efficient Use of Energy Resources, Reforming Federal Regulation, Managing the Global Commons, Warming the World, and (joint with Paul Samuelson) the classic textbook, Economics.
William Nordhaus Nationality
He is American.