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In Memoriam

Ramachandra (Ramu) Ramanathan
1936-November 21, 2013


Dr. Ramachandra (Ramu) Ramanathan, UC San Diego Economics Professor and one of the co-founding faculty members of the Economics department, passed away on November 21st. Dr. Ramanathan was born in 1936 in Madras, India. [read more]


Benjamin C. Horne
May 26, 1980-July 28, 2012


Benjamin Christopher Horne was born in the Appalachians. He graduated in 1998 from Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia, one of the best high schools in the U.S. Ben went on to complete his B.A. in Mathematical Economic Analysis at Rice University in 2002 before working as a United States Peace Corps volunteer for the sustainable economic development program in Kyrgyzstan. [read more]


Halbert L. White
November 19, 1950-March 31, 2012


Halbert Lynn White, Jr. was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.  He graduated from Southwest High in 1968 and entered Princeton University intending to major in physics. [read more]

Dennis E. Smallwood
June 10, 1942-July 31, 2010


Dennis Smallwood, Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, San Diego, died suddenly on July 31. Smallwood was born June 10, 1942, in Michigan and grew up in and around Detroit.  [read more]

Sir Clive W.J. Granger
September 4, 1934-May 27, 2009


Longtime UC San Diego Economics Professor and Nobel Prize winner Sir Clive W. J. Granger passed away on May 27, 2009, in La Jolla, CA. We in the Department are greatly saddened by the loss of a great man and a giant in the field of Econometrics. [read more]


Walter P. Heller
February 13, 1942-March 2, 2001


Walter Perrin Heller joined the UCSD economics faculty in 1974, when the department was less than a decade
old. He helped to guide the growth and development of the faculty from its early promise to worldwide distinction. [read more]