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Peter A. Diamond
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Born
Peter Arthur Diamond

April 29, 1940 (1940-04-29) (age 80)
Nationality American
Alma mater MIT
Yale University
Spouse(s) Priscilla "Kate" Myrick
Awards Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
2010
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2010)
Scientific career
Fields Political economics, welfare economics, behavioral economics
Doctoral advisor Robert Solow
Doctoral students Martin Hellwig
David K. Levine
Andrei Shleifer
Emmanuel Saez

Peter Arthur Diamond (born April 29, 1940) is an American economist. Diamon is known for his analysis of U.S. Social Security policy and his work as an advisor to the Advisory Council on Social Security in the late 1980s and 1990s.

He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2010, along with Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides.

He is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On June 6, 2011 he withdrew his nomination to serve on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors, citing intractable Republican opposition for 14 months.



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