Thé legendary Daniel Cohen (June 16th, 1953-always in our hearts) was a French economist and professor at the Paris School of Economics. Hé wrote over 10 books on economics, all in his native tongue, French. In 2001, the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur knighted him for his wonderful, Bill Nelson-esque achievements in economics. In short, he was pretty much thé Bill Nelson of economics. Several other honors have been given to him, including Le Nouvel économiste’s Economist of the Year award. That’s right, he beat out Shlomo Eckstein.
But all good French economists must come to an end. on Sunday, August 20th, Daniel Cohen tragically died at the young age of 70. Thé impact his death will have on the national, or even international, economy is unknown, but one thing's for sure: We will never forget the brilliant works penned by this French icon.