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FELDSTEIN, Martin S. Of Belmont, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at age 79, the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research. For 54 years, the beloved and devoted husband of Kathleen (Foley) Feldstein. Loving father of Margaret Feldstein Borden & her husband Mark, Janet Feldstein McKillop & her husband Matt. Cherished grandfather of Clementine and Otto Borden and Katherine Ray and Mac McKillop. Dear brother of Helen Feldstein. Born in New York City in 1939, the son of Meyer C "Mac" and Esther (Gevarter) Feldstein, he was educated at Harvard College and received his D.Phil. from Oxford University. Marty met Kate at Oxford in 1964 when he was a student at Nuffield College, where he later became an Honorary Fellow. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1967, and over the next five decades Marty introduced generations of students to the study of economics. He served as President and CEO of the NBER for thirty years. From 1982 through 1984, he was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and President Reagan's chief economic adviser. He served on the boards of several public corporations, including J.P. Morgan and Eli Lilly. He was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under George W. Bush and the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board under Barack Obama. He was the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the John Bates Clark medal in 1977. Funeral services at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard Street, BROOKLINE, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 2:00pm. The burial will be private. A memorial service will be held at Harvard University in the Fall. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of choice. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

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July 16, 2019
Dear Kate--I was so sorry to learn of Marty's death. I send my deepest condolences to you and the family. He made a massive contribution to our field and was also a kind and generous person. He will be greatly missed. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Fran Blau
June 17, 2019
michelle plakas-kaiser
June 15, 2019
May "the God of all comfort" comfort your heart as the loving support of family and friends strengthen you to endure this difficult time of grief now and in the coming days. Ps 116:15
June 15, 2019
To Marty's Family and Friends,
We send our sincerest condolences. May these thoughts bring you some comfort found at Hoesa 13:14 .
June 13, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family and friends. May you found comfort in the comfort that God gives through his promise to us at Act 24:15)
June 12, 2019
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June 12, 2019
Dear Kate, I was shocked and saddened to learn today of Marty's passing. Marty was a brilliant economist who I
knew when we came up to Oxford in the autumn of 1961. He was doing a study on the British NHS under Ursula Hicks, but still intended at that time to become a medical doctor. However, he soon became intrigued by econometrics, switched to Nuffield, and you know the rest. Marty was always a super academic. I wasn't and moved first to the Federal Reserve and then into commercial banking. We remained friends over the years and occasionally met at various conferences usually run by another of Marty's friends , Andrew Crockett of the BIS,
where I ended my career as head of the Banking Department. During all this time I never had the opportunity to meet you, but I always knew who you were through mutual acquaintances. I am so sorry to learn about Marty. I still can't believe it. Please accept my deepest condolences. I wish all of the best for you and your family.

Bob Sleeper
Ann Sleeper
June 12, 2019
A true giant in his field and a great guy. I was saddened to hear this. He educated an entire generation of economists and businesspeople.
Kenneth Abbott
June 12, 2019
Bob Sleeper
June 12, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear this news. I worked for Marty in the 1990s. I learned a great deal from him and I will always reflect fondly of him and my years at the NBER. My deepest sympathies to his family, friends and all that he taught and were mentored by him over the years.
Liz Cary Blum
June 12, 2019
Marty was a great boss and an excellent mentor. May he rest in peace.
David Henderson
June 12, 2019
My Sympathy goes to the family and friends of Martin Feldstein. During these difficult days may the family finds Strength and Comfort from the God who gives it.

June 12, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to all family and friends who mourn the passing of this brilliant man!
Ron & Sonja Burkett
June 12, 2019
We will always remember Marty's kindness, humor, and grounded good sense. He was an outstanding teacher in and out of the classroom and the lessons he taught will be passed on to generations to come through those whose lives he touched.

With deepest condolences,
Blake and Janet
Blake and Janet
June 11, 2019
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June 11, 2019
With Marty at Harvard Fogg Museum, Oct. 2017
Will miss Marty deeply. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Zhanjun (James) Gao
June 11, 2019
Kate, Margaret and Janet -- So many warm memories of Marty and our Passover seders. May his memory be a blessing.
Naomi Zikmund-Fisher
June 11, 2019
Marty had the kindness to always lend a helping hand to those close to him and a potent and honest intellect that made the world better.
Carlos Sales
June 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Kate and family -- he was gone too soon.

Donna Zerwitz
June 11, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your dear one.
Please take comfort from your fond memories and the
promise found at Isaiah 33:25.
L Rae
June 11, 2019
Will miss Marty deeply. He was a kind teacher, an excellent intellect, and the best kind of economist. Thanks for all you accomplished.
Olivia Mitchell
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