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May 15, 2014

Katz memorial set for May 21

A memorial service will be held May 21 at 2 p.m. in Heinz Chapel for Arnold Katz, professor emeritus in economics. He died Feb. 18, 2014.

Katz joined the Pitt faculty in 1967 and served here until his retirement in 1998.

He taught labor economics, microeconomics, sociological economics, statistics and econometrics.

His research interests included job searches, economics of unemployment insurance, dislocated workers, economics of working conditions, worker participation and instructional software.

Prior to joining the Pitt faculty, Katz taught at Columbia University. He also worked as an economist for the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System and was a labor force analyst with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Katz earned his B.A. at Hamilton College and his master’s degree and Ph.D. at Yale.