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RIP Anna J. Schwartz

Anna Schwartz was probably the greatest monetarist economist of the second half of the twentieth century.

Milton Friedman:

Anna did all the work, and I got most of the recognition...


UPDATE: Methinks Michael Bordo is misquoted in the New York Times obituary. Let me fix it:

NY Times: After Even before Mr. Friedman’s death in 2006, Mrs. Schwartz “became the standard-bearer” of Friedman monetarism, said Michael D. Bordo, a professor of economics at Rutgers University and for decades a Schwartz collaborator himself.

Though “not a deep theorist,” "A superb analyst and empiricist," he said, Mrs. Schwartz was “probably among the very best woman monetarist economist*s* of the 20th century.”

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