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Tuck Dean Matt Slaughter: Philosophy, Politics & Economics and the AAAS

My headline was Tuck Dean Matt Slaughter’s major as an undergraduate at Notre Dame, and it has served him well. He was just elected to one of the country’s oldest learned societies: the American Academy of Arts and Sciences:

The Dartmouth News announcement of Slaughter’s honor omits an important detail: he taught from 1994 to 2001 in the undergraduate Economics department, winning the John M. Manley Huntington Teaching Award there in 2001.

Addendum: An alumnus writes in:

Thanks for the heads up on Dr. Slaughter’s election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. No one is more deserving. Below [Not re-printed here] is a response he wrote to me last fall concerning a piece I had seen in the WSJ. This was the 3rd time I had written him a note about productivity and the economy. He has answered every one. Now, I am a retired banker possessing only a modicum amount of knowledge of economics. Further, I am not a graduate of Tuck, of which he is aware. Yet he took the time to write a thoughtful response to a very ordinary and elderly Dartmouth grad. How amazing is that!


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