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Dale W. Jorgenson
Birth May 7, 1933 (1933-05-07) (age 76)
Bozeman, Montana
Nationality  United States
Institution John F. Kennedy School of Government
Field Political economics
Alma mater Harvard University (Ph.D., 1959)
Reed College (B.A., 1955)
Awards John Bates Clark Medal (1971)
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Dale Weldeau Jorgenson is the Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University, teaching in the Department of Economics and John F. Kennedy School of Government. He served as Chairman of the Department of Economics from 1994 to 1997.

He was a Founding Member of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy of the National Research Council in 1991 and has served as Chairman of the Board since 1998. He also served as Chairman of Section 54, Economic Sciences, of the National Academy of Sciences from 2000 to 2003 and was President of the Econometric Society in 1987 and President of the American Economic Association in 2000.

Jorgenson received the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association in 1971. This Medal is awarded every two years to an economist under forty for excellence in economic research.

He was also an advocate for a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions as a means of reducing global warming when he testified before congress in 1997. His research has also been used to advocate for the FairTax, a tax reform proposal in the United States to replace all federal payroll and income taxes (both corporate and personal) with a national retail sales tax and monthly tax rebate to households of citizens and legal resident aliens. However, Jorgenson supports a tax plan of his own design, which he calls Efficient Taxation of Income, described in his book Investment, Vol. 3: Lifting the Burden: Tax Reform, the Cost of Capital, and U.S. Economic Growth.[1] The approach would introduce different tax rates for property-type income and earned income from work.[2]

Jorgenson is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.[3]

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  1. ^ Jorgenson, Dale; Yun, Kun-Young (2002). Investment, Vol. 3: Lifting the Burden: Tax Reform, the Cost of Capital, and U.S. Economic Growth (Hardcover ed.). The MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-10091-6.  
  2. ^ Jorgenson, Dale; Yun, Kun-Young (2002-11-15). "Efficient Taxation of Income". Harvard. http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/jorgenson/papers/BURDEN_web.pdf. Retrieved 2007-07-17.  
  3. ^ "The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: Dale W. Jorgenson". http://www.kva.se/KVA_Root/eng/contact/searchcontacts/detail.asp?PersonID=1025. Retrieved 2009-05-01.  

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