Edward Franklin Renshaw died January 14, 2010 at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare after a brief illness. He was born on a farm in Armour, South Dakota on April 27, 1933, the eldest of six children.
He received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1958 and was a professor of economics at State University of New York at Albany for over 30 years. He wrote three books ( Toward Responsible Government, An End to Progress, and A Practical Forecaster's Almanac ) and over 300 professional articles.
His main career interests were natural resource economics, stock market investment and mentoring his numerous PhD students. He served as a consultant to the Saudi Arabia Finance Ministry for two years under the auspices of the U.S. Treasury. He was an avid debater and walker.
He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Patricia; their four sons-Perry, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah; Andy, a pathologist in Miami; Tony, a research director at a financial software company in New York; and Carl, a professor of earth sciences at Dartmouth and nine grandchildren.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1 Bedford Drive, Bedford, NH 03110-6524.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, NH.
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