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Carl F. Christ, noted Johns Hopkins economist

Carl F. Christ, noted Johns Hopkins economist

Carl F. Christ, a noted Johns Hopkins University economist whose career spanned more than four decades and who during World War II worked on the Manhattan Project, died Friday of complications from prostate cancer at Roland Park Place.

He was 93.

"Carl Christ was one of the leading figures in the world on macroeconomics and econometrics, and was clearly one of the most distinguished senior faculty members at the time," said Louis J. Maccini, who retired from Johns Hopkins in 2013, where he had served as chair of the economics department from 1992 to 2007.

"We have been colleagues and friends for almost 50 years, and it was Carl who hired me at Hopkins in...

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