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Sylvia Nasar was born in Rosenheim, Germany on August 17, 1947. She received a bachelor's degree in literature from Antioch College in 1970 and master's degree in economics from New York University in 1976. She is an economist and author. Her books include A Beautiful Mind, which inspired the academy award winning movie, and Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius. She was an economics correspondent for the New York Times and is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Business Journalism at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in several publications including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Newsweek. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Sylvia Nasar is a German born economist, author and journalist. Educated in Turkey and the USA she is now the Knight Chair at the Graduate School of Journalism in Columbia University.
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