Dornbusch's writings now on display


In celebration of the written word of the late Professor Rudiger Dornbusch, MIT's Dewey Library for Management and Social Sciences (Room E53-100) will host an exhibition of selected writings from Oct. 1-18. Dornbusch, an internationally renowned macroeconomist who made fundamental contributions to economic science and to international economic policy design, died of cancer on July 25 at the age of 60.

Dornbusch, the Ford Professor of International Economics, authored or edited more than 20 books, wrote more than 150 essays published in collective works, authored or co-authored more than 120 journal articles, and served as an advisor on more than 125 doctoral dissertations.

One article, "Expectations and Exchange-Rate Dynamics" published in 1976 in the Journal of Political Economy, is among the most cited economic contributions of the last half-century having been cited in more than 930 other scholarly works - just one example of how Dornbusch's published writings played a critical role in defining the modern field of international economics.

A memorial service for Professor Dornbusch will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Tang Center's Wong Auditorium (Building E51).

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 2, 2002.


Topics: Literature, languages and writing, Faculty, History of MIT

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