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Marc Leon Nerlove
Born (1933-10-12) October 12, 1933 (age 88)
Years active1956–2016
FieldAgricultural economics, econometrics
Alma mater
Carl Christ
AwardsJohn Bates Clark Medal (1969)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Marc Leon Nerlove (born October 12, 1933) is an American economist specializing in agricultural economics and econometrics. He is currently Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland after retiring in 2016.[1] He is a second-generation Russian American, as his father, Samuel Henry Nerlove, was born in Vitebsk (now in Belarus) and brought to the United States as a baby.[2] He credits his father for his interest in agricultural economics, as the elder Nerlove was educated at the University of Chicago in economics and became a professor there, in addition to also becoming a trustee and liquidator at the Security Life Insurance Company of America Trust for a time (which held mostly foreclosed midwestern farm mortgages).[3] A widely known contribution by Nerlove in the field of econometrics is the estimator for the random effects model in panel data analysis, which is implemented in most econometric software packages.[4]



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  2. ^ Ghysels, Eric (March 1993). "The ET Interview: Professor Marc Nerlove". Econometric Theory. 9 (1): 117–143. doi:10.1017/S0266466600007386. JSTOR 3532008. S2CID 121165463.
  3. ^ University of California Academic Senate (July 1975). 1975, University of California: In Memoriam. Berkeley: University of California at Berkeley. p. 110–112.
  4. ^ Dupont-Kieffer, Ariane; Pirotte, Alain (2011). "The Early Years of Panel Data Econometrics". History of Political Economy. 43 (Suppl 1): 258–282. doi:10.1215/00182702-1158754.
  5. ^ The predictive test as a tool for research: the demand for meat in the United States | ResearchGate, accessed February 7, 2022
  6. ^ Nerlove, Marc (1958). The Dynamics of Supply: Estimation of Farmers' Response to Price. Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science.ser. 76, no. 2. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  7. ^ Qin, Duo (1993). The Formation of Econometrics: A Historical Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-19-829287-6.
  8. ^ Fellows | The Econometric Society, accessed February 7, 2022
  9. ^ Past Officers & Council | The Econometric Society, accessed February 7, 2022
  10. ^ "Marc Nerlove | Fulbright Scholar Program".
  11. ^ View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed July 23, 2016.
  12. ^ Marc Nerlove, Clark Medalist 1969 | American Economic Association, accessed February 2, 2022.
  13. ^ Marc Leon Nerlove | American Academy of Arts and Sciences, accessed February 7, 2022
  14. ^ John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Marc Nerlove, accessed February 7, 2022
  15. ^ Marc Nerlove | National Academy of Sciences, accessed February 7, 2022
  16. ^ Honors | Universität Mannheim, accessed February 7, 2022
  17. ^ Previous AAEA Fellows | Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, accessed February 7, 2022
  18. ^ Listes des docteurs honoris causa | Archives – UNIGE, accessed February 10, 2022
  19. ^ Marc Nerlove, Distinguished Fellow 2012 | American Economic Association, accessed February 2, 2022.