Joel Kurtzman, American economist, Died at 68


Joel Allen Kurtzman was born on June 25, 1947, and died on April 6, 2016.

He was an American economist.

Joel Kurtzman was a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank.

His main research focused on globalization and its risks and has been published widely.

Joel served as the Executive Director of the Milken Institute’s SAVE Project which focuses on energy security, climate change and alternative energy.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of Revolution Prep, and a member of the Editorial Board of MIT Sloan Management Review.

Joel Kurtzman was a member of the Board of Directors of the Wharton School’s SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management and to the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California, Davis.

Joel Kurtzman was the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Business Review and a member of the editorial board of Harvard Business School Publishing. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of Strategy + Business magazine, where he first coined the term “Thought Leader”.

Kurtzman was also a business editor and columnist at The New York Times, and also the Editor-in-Chief of Korn Ferry’s Briefings on Talent & Leadership magazine.

He was best known for his work on the intersection between economics and business, Kurtzman authored, co-authored or edited 20 books and hundreds of general and scholarly articles.

Joel widely cited book, The Death Of Money, was made into television documentaries in the U.S., (PBS) and in Japan (NHK).

Joel Kurtzman passed away at 68 yrs old.