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Robert Mundell

Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell

Profession: Economist/Nobel Laureate


Biography: 1999 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics - for his pioneering work in monetary dynamics and optimum currency areas.

Called the 'father of the euro' Mundell's work laid much of the groundwork for the establishment of the European currency.

Born: October 24, 1932
Birthplace: Kingston, Canada
Age: 89 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1999-10-13 Canadian Robert Mundell is named the winner of the 1999 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics