Professor of Economics Gary Saxonhouse died November 30, 2006 in Seattle, WA, where he was being treated for leukemia. He was 63. Born in New York City in 1943, he attended Yale University, where he received his B.A. in 1964 and his PhD in Economics, with distinction, in 1971. He taught Economics at the University of Michigan beginning in 1970. His research focused on the Japanese economy, international trade, economic history, and economic development. Among his many significant honors and awards, Professor Saxonhouse held fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was also a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2000, 1995-96, 1984-85), a Resident at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center (2003), Brown University's Henry Luce Professor of the Study of Comparative Development (1980-81), and a Distinguished Lecturer at the Northeast Asia Council of the Association of Asian Studies.

Professor Saxonhouse was a member of the senior staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and a consultant for the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce; and the World Bank. He testified on numerous occasions before Congressional committees and served on Advisory Panels to the U.S. Congress on the Civilian Uses of Space and Industrial Competitiveness and the American Economy. A large circle of friends, colleagues, and students will miss his presence greatly. Above all, he was a dedicated father and husband, who delighted in the time he spent with his family, both in Ann Arbor and in the many other places in which they lived and traveled. He is survived by his wife, Arlene, to whom he was married for 42 years, his children, Lilly, Noam, and Elena, his son-in-law Christopher Krenn, his daughter-in-law Lisa Nichols, his grandchildren, Hannah and Joseph Krenn, and his brother, Jack Saxonhouse.

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