It’s sad when friends die. One is left with sorrow and a sense of impotence.
Eduardo Ley passed away on July 1st.
I met Eduardo in 2004, when I moved to Washington to work at the IMF.
He was an excellent economist/econometrician, a very, very smart guy, very funny and goodharted.
After his PhD at Michigan (with Hal Varian), Eduardo taught at Carlos III in Spain and then moved to the IMF and then to the World Bank. He published a lot of widely cited papers, mainly on Public Finance, Welfare Economics, Applied
Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Statistics, Econometrics,
Bayesian Methods, Bayesian econometrics and Taxation. I particularly like one of his citation from his blog
I will miss my friend and our furious ping-pong matches in the Fund basement.