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Gardner Ackley Balanced Academia and Public Service to Become One of the Nation's Foremost Economists

Ackley was a macroeconomist who advised Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson on economic policy

It is perhaps fitting that as the University of Michigan begins to celebrate its bicentennial that an economic historian takes over as department chair. The celebration reminds us of all that we value about U-M. I look forward to a productive and exciting term ahead. Read more here.

--Professor and Chair of Economics, Paul Rhode

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