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Frank Ackerman ’67

An environmentalist, prolific writer, and critic of mainstream economic theory, Frank died July 15, 2019.

Frank earned an economics Ph.D. from Harvard University and co-founded Dollars & Sense, a progressive economics magazine, early in his career. Through his work with the Tellus Institute, the Global Development and Environment Institute, Stockholm Environment Institute, and Synapse Energy Economics, he advised government agencies and NGOs on energy, waste management, and climate policy initiatives. He was also a longtime trumpet player in the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band.

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