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BPEA | 1978 No. 2

Robert Aaron Gordon 1908-1978

1978, No. 2


ROBERT AARON GORDON, a charter member of the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, died on April 7, 1978, at age 69. He devoted his life to economics and became a leader in his chosen profession. He made major contributions to economic analysis, but he was not an “ivory tower” economist. In his research, teaching, and writing, he always had his eye on the important economic problems of the day and did not waver in trying to resolve them. He was one of the giants of our profession, and I write these words to salute him and his accomplishments