ORTNER, Robert. American, b. 1927. Genres: Economics, Mathematics/ Statistics, Money/Finance. Career: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, lecturer in economic statistics, 1955-62; Loeb, Rhodes and Co., New York City, economist, 1962-64; Bank of New York, senior vice-president and chief economist, 1965-81; U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC chief economist, 1981-86, Under Secretary for economic affairs, 1986-89; directed Bureau of the Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Office of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation; Swiss Re America Holding Corp., director, 1973-81, and 1989-98. Publications: Voodoo Deficits, 1990. Author of articles and chapters. Address: 374 White Oak Ridge Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078, U.S.A.