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NU professor named one of world’s most influential people in finance

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

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Economics Prof. Robert Gordon took 36th place in Bloomberg’s 2016 list of the world’s 50 most influential people in finance.

Bloomberg’s list comprises people “who (command) the most power in financial markets.” According to the list, Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen has referenced Gordon in her speeches more times than any other economist outside the central bank.

Gordon served as chair of the Northwestern economics department from 1992 to 1996 and has been at the school since 1973. He is an expert on inflation, employment and long-term economic growth, and he is widely recognized for his work on U.S. economic growth.

Gordon has also been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association and is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, topped the list, and presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied for second place.

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