Robert Fogel, Nobel Laureate for Economic History, Dies at 86

June 12, 2013 3:29 PM

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Robert Fogel, the University of Chicago economic historian awarded a Nobel Prize for his data-driven reconsiderations of how railways and slavery influenced U.S. economic history, has died. He was 86.

He died yesterday at Manor Care Health Services in Oak Lawn, Illinois, following a brief illness, according to a statement by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, which cited his family.

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