Arnott, Richard 1949-

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Arnott, Richard 1949-


Born January 23, 1949, in London, England; son of David Charles (a medical doctor) and Ruth Margaret Arnott (a medical doctor). Ethnicity: "Anglo-Saxon." Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., 1969; Yale, Ph.D., 1975. Politics: "Fiscal conservative/social liberal." Religion: "Agnostic." Hobbies and other interests: Classical music, literature, economic policy, travel.


Home—Worcester, MA. Office— Department of Economics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. E-mail—[email protected].


Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, professor, 1975-88; Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, professor, 1988—. Also visiting professor at several universities, including Princeton, Stanford, and Oxford.



(With Nigel Johnston) Rent Control and Options for Decontrol in Onatrio, Ontario Economic Council (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1981.

(With Tilmann Rave and Ronnie Schöb) Alleviating Urban Traffic Congestion, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2005.


(With Kenneth Arrow, Anthony Atkinson, and Jacques Dreze) Public Economics: Selected Papers of William S. Vickrey, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1994.

Regional and Urban Economics, Harwood Academic (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), 1996.

(With others) Economics for an Imperfect World: Essays in Honor of Joseph E. Stiglitz, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2003.

(With Daniel McMillen) A Companion to Urban Economics, Blackwell (Malden, MA), 2006.

Also former coeditor of Journal of Economic Geography and current coeditor of Regional Science and Urban Economics.

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