Thomas F. Cooley was a Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, as well as a Professor of Economics in the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science. He served as Dean of the Stern School from 2002 to January 2010. Before joining Stern, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania, and UC Santa Barbara. Prior to his academic career, he was a systems engineer for IBM Corporation. A Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations he was also a Fellow of the Econometric Society and held an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics. One of Tom’s legacies is his role in founding the Society of Economic Dynamics. He was President of the Society from 1999 to 2002. He started the Society’s journal, The Review of Economic Dynamics and was the first Editor of the Review.