Marvin Goodfriend

American economist

Marvin Seth Goodfriend (November 6, 1950 – December 5, 2019)[1] was an American economist. He was a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University. He was the director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Marvin Goodfriend
Marvin Seth Goodfriend

(1950-11-06)November 6, 1950
DiedDecember 5, 2019(2019-12-05) (aged 69)
EducationUnion College (BA)
Brown University (MA, PhD)
Academic career
InstitutionCarnegie Mellon University

President Donald Trump nominated him to be Federal Reserve Board of Governors, but his nomination was soon removed.[2]

Goodfriend died at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 5, 2019, aged 69.[3]


  1. "Economist Goodfriend Is One of Trump's Finalists for Fed Governor". Bloomberg Markets. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  2. Fed Nominee Nellie Liang Withdraws From Consideration
  3. Bull, Alister (December 6, 2019). "Marvin Goodfriend, Economist and Former Fed Nominee, Dies". Retrieved December 6, 2019.