Saul Hymans is emeritus professor of economics and statistics and held the position of Director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics at the University of Michigan during 1981–2008. He has been at the University of Michigan since 1964, and served as chair of the Department of Economics during 1977–80.
Saul received the national Blue Chip Annual Economic Forecasting Award (AEFA, formerly the Silbert Award) in 1984 and 1987, and is the first person to have received the AEFA twice.
Professor Hymans graduated from Harvard College and holds a Ph.D. in economics and an M.A. in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as senior staff economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1967–68, as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research during 1989–2010, and as the U.S. forecaster for the Pacific Economic Outlook Project of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council during 1988–2008.
The author of numerous journal articles, chapters, and research papers, Professor Hymans has also traveled to the Soviet Union on a U.S. scientific exchange delegation and has been a visiting scholar in Israel, Stockholm, and Hong Kong.
In his leisure, Saul enjoys reading, biking, and playing pinochle.