George I Treyz

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1936 - 2013

George I Treyz, 76, died at his home in Amherst, Massachusetts on February 14th, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sidney, sons Victor and Frederick, brother Russell and six grandchildren.

George received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and received a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.

His first teaching position was in the Economics Department of Haverford College. He joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts in 1968, teaching for 29 years and writing numerous articles and books on economics and regional science.

George was a pioneer in the field of computerized macroeconomic modeling, starting with research in national macroeconomic modeling in the late 1960s. He was one of the first in his field to develop state and local econometric models. George founded Regional Economic Models Inc. in 1980 with a vision of improving government policy through economic analysis. George had a passion for all aspects of economic modeling including its theoretical foundations and applications. He inspired academic researchers, his staff, and practitioners with his dedication and enthusiasm.
Published on NYTimes.com from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2013
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