Professor, Economist Heilbroner Dies at 85 Robert Heilbroner, an economist and the author of the best-selling book The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers, died Jan. 4 at age 85. Heilbroner was a professor emeritus at the New School, where he spent his career. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with James Galbraith Jr., professor of public affairs and government at the University of Texas, Austin.

Professor, Economist Heilbroner Dies at 85

Professor, Economist Heilbroner Dies at 85

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Robert Heilbroner, an economist and the author of the best-selling book The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers, died Jan. 4 at age 85. Heilbroner was a professor emeritus at the New School, where he spent his career. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with James Galbraith Jr., professor of public affairs and government at the University of Texas, Austin.