Richard Muth


Richard Ferris Muth (May 14, 1927[3] – April 10, 2018[4]) was an American economist, who is considered to be one of the founders of urban economics (along with William Alonso and Edwin Mills).[5]

Richard Muth
Born(1927-05-14)May 14, 1927
DiedApril 10, 2018(2018-04-10) (aged 90)
InstitutionEmory University
Stanford University
FieldUrban economics
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Washington University in St. Louis
Arnold Harberger[1]
Cayetano Paderanga Jr.[2]

Muth obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1958, with a thesis on non-farm housing demand.[6]


  1. ^ Richard Muth in the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Paderanga's dissertation archived on Google Books
  3. ^ Who's Who in America. Vol. 2 (66th ed.). Berkeley Heights: Marquis Who’s Who. 2011. ISBN 978-0-8379-7032-5.
  4. ^ Muth, Urban Economics Pioneer and Former Emory Economics Chair, Dies at 90
  5. ^ McDonald, John F. (2007). "William Alonso, Richard Muth, Resources for the Future, and the Founding of Urban Economics". Journal of the History of Economic Thought. 29 (1): 67–84. doi:10.1080/10427710601178310.
  6. ^ Muth, Richard F. (1960). "The Demand for Non-Farm Housing". In Harberger, Arnold C. (ed.). The Demand for Durable Goods. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 29–96.

External linksEdit

  • Website at Emory University