Curriculum Vitae

Personal

  • Born: May 7, 1933, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Married: July 24, 1971, Linda Ann Mabus.
  • Children:
    • May 28, 1973, Eric Mabus Jorgenson,
    • June 7, 1975, Kari Ann Jorgenson.
  • Grandchildren:
    • April 2, 2011, Amelia Kirsten Beausang.
    • May 2, 2015, Liam James Beausang.

    Education

    • Harvard University, A.M., 1957; Ph.D., 1959.
    • Reed College, B.A., 1955.

    Professional Societies

    • American Economic Association.
    • American Statistical Association.
    • Econometric Society.
    • Royal Economic Society.
    • Conference on Research in Income and Wealth.
    • International Association for Research in Income and Wealth.

    Academic Appointments

    • Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University, 2002 to date.
    • Chairman, Department of Economics, Harvard University, 1994-97.
    • Frank William Taussig Research Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1992-94.
    • Director, Program on Technology and Economic Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1984-2005.
    • Frederic Eaton Abbe Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1980-2002.
    • Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1969-80.
    • Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1963-69.
    • Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1961-63.
    • Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1959-61.
    • Visiting Professor of Economics, Stanford University, 1973.
    • Visiting Professor of Statistics, Oxford University, 1968.
    • Visiting Professor of Economics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1967.
    • Ford Foundation Research Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, 1962-63.

    Other Employment

    • Member, Science Advisory Committee, General Motors Corporation, 1996-2002.
    • Consulting Editor, North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1970-99.
    • Consultant, Data Resources, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, 1969-85.

    Honors, Awards, Lectureships, and Fellowships

    • Kotak Family Distinguished Lecture on India, Columbia University, 2016.
    • Colin Clark Lecture, University of Queensland, Australia, 2014.
    • Maddison Master Class, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2012.
    • CER-ETH/KOF Lecture, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2012.
    • Shaw Foundation Distinguished Lecture, Singapore Management University, 2011.
    • Theodore W. Schultz Lecture, Association for Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2010.
    • Julius Shiskin Award, Washington Statistical Society, 2010.
    • Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Kansai University, 2009.
    • Richard and Nancy Ruggles Memorial Lecture, Portoroz, Slovenia, 2008. 
    • Doctor of Social Science (honorary), Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007.  
    • Doctor of Economics (honorary), Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, 2007.
    • Laurea Honoris Causa, University of Rome, Italy, 2006.
    • Barcelona Lecture, CREA, Barcelona, Spain, 2006.
    • Adam Smith Award, National Association for Business Economics, 2005.
    • Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University of Mannheim, Germany, 2004.
    • Bohm-Bawerk Lecture, University of Innsbruck, Austria, 2004.
    • TIGER Lecture, Leon Kozminski Academy, Warsaw, Poland, 2004.
    • Doctor of Business and Commerce (honorary), Keio University, Japan, 2003.
    • Oswald Lecture, University of Kansas, 2003.
    • Astra Zeneca/Ericsson Lecture, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm, Sweden, 2002.
    • Institute Lecture, Institute of Industrial Economics, University of Toulouse, 2001.
    • Member, American Philosophical Society, 1998.
    • Simon Kuznets Lectures, Yale University, 1994.
    • Outstanding Contribution Award, International Association of Energy Economists, 1994.
    • Miguel Sidrauski Lecture, Latin American Meeting, Econometric Society, 1993.
    • Donald Gilbert Lecture, University of Rochester, 1993.
    • Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University of Oslo, Norway, 1991.
    • Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Uppsala University, Sweden, 1991.
    • Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1989.
    • Erik Lindahl Lectures, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1987.
    • Walter Krause Lectures, Reed College, 1986.
    • John R. Commons Award, Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society in Economics, 1983.
    • Chung-Hua Lectures, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan, 1983.
    • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1982.
    • Bernard T. Fain Lecture, Brown University, 1980.
    • Frank Paish Lecture, Association of University Teachers of Economics Conference, U.K., 1980.
    • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1978.
    • Fisher-Schultz Lecture, Third World Congress, Econometric Society, 1975.
    • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1975.
    • Shinzo Koizumi Lecture, Keio University, Japan, 1972.
    • John Bates Clark Medal, American Economic Association, 1971.
    • Carl M. Snyder Lectures, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1971.
    • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1969.
    • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 1968-69.
    • Member, Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, 1967.
    • National Science Foundation Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Netherlands School of Economics, Rotterdam, 1967-68.
    • Fellow, American Statistical Association, 1965.
    • Fellow, Econometric Society, 1964.

    Professional Activities

    • Member, Advisory Committee, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2000-present; Chairman, 2004-2011.
    • Member, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, National Research Council, 1991-98; Chairman, 1998-2006.
    • Chairman, Section 54, Economic Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, 2001-03.
    • President, American Economic Association, 2000; Past President, 2001; President-Elect, 1999.
    • Member, Environmental Economics Committee, Science Advisory Board, Environmental Protection Agency, 1998-2001.
    • President, Econometric Society, 1987; Past President, 1988; First Vice President, 1986, Second Vice President, 1985.
    • Member, Board of Syndics, Harvard University Press, 1984-88.
    • Member, Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences, National Research Council, 1978-79.
    • Executive Committee, Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, 1969-72; Chairman, 1971-72.
    • Co-Editor, Bell Journal of Economics, 1970-76.
    • Chairman, Program Committee, Second World Congress, Econometric Society, 1970.
    • Associate Editor, Review of Economics and Statistics, 1969 to 2003.
    • Managing Editor, Contributions to Economic Analysis, 1969-99.
    • Associate Editor, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1969-89.
    • Council, Econometric Society, 1968-73, 1985-88.
    • Editor, American Economic Review, 1967-69.
    • Member, Economics Panel, Survey of the Behavioral and Social Sciences, National Research Council and Social Science Research Council, 1967-69.
    • Council, American Statistical Association, 1964-66.
    • American Editor, Review of Economic Studies, 1963-67.
    • Chairman, Program Committee, North American Winter Meeting, Econometric Society, 1963.
    • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 1962-65.