Oldrich Kyn passed at the age of 88 from Alzheimer’s disease on March 5, 2023 at his home. Oldrich was born in Holesov, Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) in 1934. He was a Professor of Economics at Charles University in Prague, until he took his family to America in 1968 during the Prague Spring. He settled his family in the Boston area and taught Economics at Boston University for 30 plus years until his retirement. He visited the Czech Republic several times following the fall of the communist government.
Oldrich had a strong interest in macro-economics, and specialized in developing computer economic models. He traveled world-wide, lecturing on transitioning planned economies to market economies. He was an avid lover of history, specifically European history. He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed camping, hiking, and skiing.
Oldrich is survived by Ludmila, his loving wife of 63 years; three sons Pavel (Sharon) of Brookline, MA; Petr (Sherri) of Seattle, WA; and Jaromil (Jenifer) of Quincy, MA; and three grandchildren Nathan, Genevieve, and Morris. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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