(1937– ; b. Rayleigh, NC)
American econometrician. McFadden studied at U Minnesota (BS physics, 1957; PhD behavioral science, 1962). From 1963 to 1979 he was on the economics faculty at UCB, leaving to join MIT, but returning to UCB in 1990. He was elected to the AAAS in 1977 and to the NAS in 1981. Together with Heckman, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2000.
Subjects: Probability and Statistics.