Martin Feldstein, 1939–2019

Martin Feldstein
Martin Feldstein at the IMF meetings in 2017
IMF/Ryan Rayburn

The leading US macroeconomist Martin Feldstein died on June 11, aged 79.

Feldstein was an influential figure in US policy circles, having chaired the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan from 1982–84. He went on to advise successive presidents, both Republican and Democrat, contributing to the response to the 2008 crisis and subsequent debates over the future of the Federal Reserve.

Throughout, Feldstein retained a major focus on economic research and teaching, holding

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