BPEA | 1987 No. 2

Walter W. Heller, 1915-1987

1987, No. 2

WALTER HELLER was an outstanding economist, an innovator in economic and social policies, an inspiring leader, and a marvelous human being. He will be remembered also for his ability to explain economics to politicians, businessmen, and the general public alike, and to persuade presidents and Congress to accept economic doctrines they grew up to regard as sinful. He was a member of the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity from its inception until his death, and it is fitting for us to pause to pay our respects to our distinguished colleague and good friend.