Economist Educator Professor

Otto Nathan

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican economist
Was Economist
From Germany
United States of America
Type Academia
Birth 15 July 1893, Bingen am Rhein, Germany
Death 27 January 1987, New York City, USA
(aged 93 years)
Star signCancer


Otto Nathan (1893–1987) was an economist who taught at Princeton University (1933–35), New York University (1935–42), Vassar College (1942–44), and Howard University (1946-52).

Nathan was a close friend of Albert Einstein for many years and was designated by Einstein as co-trustee of his literary estate with Helen Dukas.


Otto Nathan was the author of the following books:

  • Nazi War Finance and Banking Our Economy in War. Cambridge, Massachusetts: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1944. Paperback: ASIN B000J0VXBG
  • The Nazi Economic System: Germany’s Mobilization for War. New York: Russell & Russell, 1971. Hardcover textbook: ISBN 0-8462-1501-2, ISBN 978-0-8462-1501-1
  • Einstein on Peace. Albert Einstein; Otto Nathan and Heinz Norden, editors and translators. Preface by Bertrand Russell. Editions:
  • 1960. New York: Simon & Schuster
  • 1968. New York: Schocken Books. Paperback: ASIN B000IVW9SM
  • 1975. New York: Schocken Books. Hardcover: ASIN B000MBU3R2
  • 1981. New York and Avenel, New Jersey: Avenel Publishing. Hardcover: ASIN B000LZLI82