Daniel L. McFadden

DEFINITION of 'Daniel L. McFadden'

An American econometrician and winner, along with James Heckman, of the 2000 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his microeconometric analysis of individual and household behavior. Daniel L. McFadden has also conducted research on deviations from the economic theory of choice and the economic status of elderly Americans.

BREAKING DOWN 'Daniel L. McFadden'

Born in 1937 in North Carolina, McFadden has worked as a professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley and has also taught at Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has authored several books and won the John Bates Clark medal, among numerous other awards and recognitions.

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