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A public memorial for Alfred E. Kahn, sponsored by his family and the Department of Economics at Cornell University, was held Saturday, June 25.
Kahn was former chair of the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Council on Wage and Price Stability, adviser to President Jimmy Carter on inflation, and widely regarded as one of the world's leading scholars and influential figures in public utility regulation. Known as the "father of airline deregulation," he helped create free markets in the air, rail and trucking industries. He died of cancer at his home at Kendal at Ithaca on Dec. 27, at age 93.
At his death, Kahn was the Robert Julius Thorne Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, at Cornell, where he spent most of his professional career, and a special consultant to NERA Economic Consulting.