Myron J. Gordon

Myron J. Gordon
Myron J. Gordon
Post-Keynesian economics
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Born October 15, 1920(1920-10-15)
Died July 5, 2010(2010-07-05) (aged 89)
Nationality American
Institution Emeritus, University of Toronto
Field Financial economics
Alma mater Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 1941)
Harvard (Ph.D. 1947)
Influences John Maynard Keynes
Contributions Gordon model
Awards Ford Foundation Faculty Fellow (1963)
Connaught Faculty Fellow (1982)
President, American Finance Association (1975)
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (1993)
Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, McMaster University (1993)
Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, University of Toronto (2005)

Myron J. Gordon (October 15, 1920 - July 5, 2010) was an American economist. He was Professor Emeritus of Finance at Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto. In 1959, Gordon published a method for valuing a stock or business, now known as Gordon growth model.[1]

Gordon held a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1941), a M.A. from Harvard University (1947), and a Ph.D. from Harvard (1952). He was an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University (1947–1952), then an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1952–1962) and a professor at the University of Rochester (1962–1970) prior to joining the University of Toronto in 1970.[2]

Gordon served as President of the American Finance Association in 1975-1976. He was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1993, and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at McMaster University in 1993, and another at the University of Toronto in 2005. He died at the age of 89 at his home in Summit, New Jersey.


  1. ^ Gordon, Myron J. (1959). "Dividends, Earnings and Stock Prices". Review of Economics and Statistics 41 (2): 99–105. doi:10.2307/1927792. JSTOR 1927792. 
  2. ^ Myron Gordon's Curriculum Vitae

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