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Brookings Institution

(Encyclopedia) Brookings Institution, at Washington, D.C.; chartered 1927 as a consolidation of the Institute for Government Research (est. 1916), the Institute of Economics (est. 1922), and the…

Brookings, Robert Somers

(Encyclopedia) Brookings, Robert Somers, 1850–1932, American businessman and philanthropist, b. Cecil co., Md. He earned a fortune in business in St. Louis, Mo., and retired in 1897 to devote himself…

Kremer, Michael Robert

(Encyclopedia) Kremer, Michael Robert, 1964–, American economist, b. New York City, Ph.D. Harvard, 1992. After serving as a postdoctoral fellow (1992–93) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…

Bernanke, Ben Shalom

(Encyclopedia) Bernanke, Ben Shalom bĕrnăngk´ē, 1953–, U.S. economist and government official, b. Augusta, Ga.; grad. Harvard (B.A., 1975), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1979). He was…

Rockefeller Foundation

(Encyclopedia) Rockefeller Foundation, philanthropic institution established (1913) by John D. Rockefeller, Sr., to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world. During its first 14 years…

Rivlin, Alice M.

(Encyclopedia) Rivlin, Alice M., 1931–2019, American economist, b. Philadelphia as Georgianna Alice Mitchell, Ph.D. Harvard, 1958. Rivlin was affiliated with the Brookings Institution at various…

Robert Somers Brookings Biography

Robert Somers Brookingsbusiness executive, philanthropistBorn: 1/22/1850Birthplace: Cecil County, Md. With little formal education, he established himself as a St. Louis businessman first in…

Washington, D.C.

(Encyclopedia) Washington, D.C., capital of the United States, coextensive (since 1878, when Georgetown became a part of Washington) with the District of Columbia (2000 pop. 572,059), on the Potomac…

HORN, John Stephen (Steve), Congress, CA (1931)

HORN John Stephen (Steve) , a Representative from California; born in San Juan Bautista, San Benito County, Calif., May 31, 1931; A.B., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 1953; M.P.A., Harvard…