Robert E. Lucas, Jr., received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1995 and is the John Dewey Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1974. He received his B.A. in history (1959) and his Ph.D. in economics (1964) from the University of Chicago and taught at Carnegie-Mellon University from 1963 to 1974. He has been a Fellow of the Econometric Society since 1976, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1980, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1981.
Professor Lucas is an editor of the Journal of Political Economy and an associate editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics. He has served as president of the Econometric Society from 1996 to 1997 and on the executive committee of the American Economic Association, of which he has also been vice president. He is the author of over 40 articles and books on economics.
*This biography was taken from Frontiers of Research in Economic Theory: The Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lectures, 1983-1997