William J. Baumol (Age 95)  william-j.-baumol

It was with great sadness that the AFLSE has learned of the death of one of its own, William J. Baumol, a graduate of the London School of Economics and a founder of the AFLSE.


William Baumol was a professor of economics at New York University, Academic Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. A prolific author of more than eighty books and several hundred journal articles,


William Baumol studied economics and art at the College of the City of New York, where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1942. After Army service during World War II, he received a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1949.


An obituary can be found at: The Washington Post