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Francis X. Diebold: Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics
January 29, 2008, Volume 54, No. 19



Francis X. Diebold has been named Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics, SAS Dean Rebecca Bushnell announced.

Dr. Diebold is an expert in econometrics, forecasting, finance and macroeconomics. He has published more than 100 articles and 10 books, including the leading text Elements of Forecasting, now in its fourth edition. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Econometrica and Review of Economics and Statistics. Dr. Diebold is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Statistical Association, and the recipient of Sloan, Guggenheim and Humboldt awards as well as his department’s Kravis Award for Outstanding Teaching. From 1986 to 1989, he served as an economist under Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Diebold is co-director of the Financial Institutions Center and Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Joseph Cohen, W ’59, established this chair in 1990 to recognize a distinguished scholar in economics. He is the chairman of the New York brokerage firm J. M. Cohen & Co. LLC and a past member of the SAS Economics Visiting Committee.

Almanac - January 29, 2008, Volume 54, No. 19