PROFESSOR LESTER C. THUROW
Montana & Balliol 1960 (7 May 1938 – March 2016)
Lester achieved a first class degree in PPE at Balliol College and went on to become an economist who was known for his prescient warnings about the growing income gap between rich and poor Americans. He gained a PhD at Harvard and was as a Professor of Economics at MIT. He was the dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1987 to 1993 and a founder of the Economic Policy Institute, an influential progressive research group. His main work was on the income gap and globalisation.