George Borts, a prominent Brown University economics professor and researcher, has died.
Borts was a teacher and mentor for generations of Brown economics students. He joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1950 after studying under Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago. Borts retired last year after teaching and researching economic issues for 63 years.
One of his students was Janet Yellen, head of the Federal Reserve. She was a 1967 Brown graduate.