Ray Rees, 1943-2022


Ray Rees died on 29 December 2022, at his home in Wales. His career included posts at Queen Mary University of London, the University of Wales, and the University of Guelph in Canada. Fluent in German, he had an especially long association with Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, from 1993, before retiring in 2008 and returning to Wales.

His research in applied microeconomics covered a wide range of topics, including household economics, public economics, and insurance. He authored or co-authored seven books, and published articles in the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Journal of Public Economics. He contributed an annual Letter from Germany to the Newsletter for nearly twenty years, the final one appearing in July 2013. A full obituary will appear in a future issue of the RES Quarterly Newsletter.

Have a read through his obituary on the CESifo site by Hans-Werner Sinn here.