Daniel R. Fusfeld
Professor Emeritus of Economics Daniel R. Fusfeld died on August 11, 2007. He was 85.
A member of the Michigan faculty since 1960 and professor of economics since 1964, Daniel retired from his formal teaching duties in 1986, after a career that began in 1947. He received his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 1942. After military service in the army during World War II, he did graduate work at Columbia, receiving his PhD in 1953. Daniel came to Michigan after teaching at Hofstra and Michigan State. At his retirement dinner, Professor Robin Barlow estimated that “one out of every 6,000 Americans now living has taken Principles of Economics from Dan Fusfeld.” In addition, he regularly taught courses in Marxist political economy, the development of economic institutions, and the history of economic thought.
Daniel’s publications include several books as well as numerous articles and monographs. The best-known of his books is The Age of the Economist, a brief history of economic thought for the non-specialist that was translated into Spanish, German, and Italian.