|Who is it?||Economist|
|Birth Day||July 29, 1937|
|Birth Place||Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., United States|
|Age||86 YEARS OLD|
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
|Known for||Discrete choice|
|Awards||John Bates Clark Medal (1975) Frisch Medal (1986) Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics (2000) Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2000)|
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley, MIT, University of Southern California|
|Doctoral advisor||Leonid Hurwicz|
|Doctoral students||Walter Erwin Diewert Hal Varian John Rust Axel Börsch-Supan Vassilis Hajivassiliou Jonathan Feinstein Hidehiko Ichimura (ja)|
Daniel McFadden, a renowned economist in the United States, is projected to have a net worth ranging from $100K to $1M in 2023. With a long and illustrious career in the field of economics, McFadden has made significant contributions to the study of individual choice and behavior, particularly in his groundbreaking work on discrete choice models. Throughout his career, he has been recognized for his expertise and has received numerous accolades, including the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2000. As a highly respected figure in the economic community, his net worth reflects both his professional accomplishments and financial success.
McFadden was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he received a B.S. in Physics, and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science (Economics) five years later (1962). While at the University of Minnesota, his graduate advisor was Leonid Hurwicz, who was awarded the Economics Nobel Prize in 2007.
In 1964 McFadden joined the faculty of UC Berkeley, focusing his research on choice behavior and the Problem of linking economic theory and measurement. In 1974 he introduced Conditional logit analysis.
In 1975 McFadden won the John Bates Clark Medal. In 1977 he moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1981 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He returned to Berkeley in 1991, founding the Econometrics Laboratory, which is devoted to statistical computation for economics applications. He remains its Director. He is a trustee of the Economists for Peace and Security. In 2000 he won the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics.
In January 2011 McFadden was appointed the Presidential Professor of Health Economics at the University of Southern California (USC), and the announcement of this appointment was published on January 10, 2011. McFadden will have joint appointments at the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics at the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences to examine fundamental problems facing the health care sector, looking specifically at how consumers make choices about health insurance and medical services.