Franklin Delano "Frank" Roosevelt III
(born July 19, 1938) is an American economist
and the grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Roosevelt is the son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.
and Ethel Roosevelt
. He was born during his grandfather's second term as president. His younger brother is Christopher du Pont Roosevelt (born 1941).
He married Grace R. Goodyear
on June 18, 1962 and has three children: Phoebe Louisa Roosevelt (born February 25, 1965), Nicholas Martin Roosevelt (born June 8, 1966), and Amelia Roosevelt (Amie) (born June 8, 1966), a violinist
. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Manhattan Country School
Roosevelt led the effort to build a monument to Eleanor Roosevelt
at Riverside Park
Roosevelt received his Bachelor of Arts
in Economics from Yale University
in 1961, his Masters from Columbia University
in 1968, and his Ph.D.
from The New School
. His dissertation was entitled Towards a Marxist Critique of the Cambridge School
. His work has primarily focused on combining Marxism
in an attempt to make modern economic systems more "fair" and less prone to the "winner takes all" scenario. Since 1977, he has been a professor at Sarah Lawrence College
, where he was chair of the social sciences faculty 1988–1990 and 1991–1993.
He is co-author of an introductory economics... Read More