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Monroe Berkowitz, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on November 15, 2009. Professor Emeritus Berkowitz was a member of the Economics Department.

Memorial Services will also be held February 26, 2010 at Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers, New Brunswick. Contact budge@econ.rutgers.edu for information

Monroe Berkowitz, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Rutgers University died on November 15, 2009 at his residence in Naples, Florida at the age of ninety.

Professor Berkowitz, an internationally recognized authority on the economics of disability, developed the “Ticket to Work” program that President Clinton signed into law in 1999, the last bill he signed during the last millennium.

In 2006 Berkowitz received the Robert M. Ball Award from the National Academy of Social Insurance for outstanding achievements in social insurance.

An accomplished labor arbitrator, Berkowitz acted as the impartial chairman of the newspaper deliverers contract in New York City in 1963 and 1964. He also served as the arbiter who awarded $600,000 to Steve Kemp of the Detroit Tigers in 1981.

Contacts for a story are Edward Berkowitz, his son, at ber@gwu.edu or 410-235-5664.

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