26 April 1925 – 29 January 2013

Professor Frank Hahn, distinguished economist and a founding Fellow of Churchill College died, in hospital in Cambridge on the 29th January 2013, following a short illness.

Professor Hahn was a Founding Fellow, Director of Studies and College Lecturer in Economics from his arrival at Churchill College in 1960, until he departed for a chair at the LSE in 1966. The College then elected him to a title E Fellowship.

He returned to a chair in Economics in Cambridge in 1972, and to a Professorial Fellowship in the College, until his retirement in 1992. He remained a title D Fellow of Churchill College following his retirement. After his retirement he spent time at the University of Siena, and the rest of his time in Cambridge and Churchill College.

A memorial event to commemorate the life of Professor Frank Hahn was held at Churchill College on 29th September 2013.

Memorial Programme

Welcome by Churchill College’s Master Professor Sir David Wallace

Followed by a series of talks by:

  • David Newbery
  • Esra Bennathan
  • Ken Arrow
  • Dorothy Hahn reading out messages from Bob Solow and the Hardings (Aldeburgh friends)
  • Luke Parkinson (Frank’s carer)
  • Gena Hahn (Frank’s nephew)
  • Lord Nicholas Stern (also reading out messages from Tony Atkinson and Meghnad Desai)
  • Sir Partha Dasgupta
  • Eric Maskin
  • Peter Hammond
  • Mono Chatterji
  • Luigi Pasinetti
  • John Dunn
  • Jim Potter
  • Concluding remarks David Newbery