Kenneth Arrow

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Kenneth J. Arrow

National Medal of Science award ceremony, 2004
Born August 23, 1921 (1921-08-23) (age 93)
New York City, USA
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Jewish
Alma mater Columbia University
City College of New York
Influenced by Alfred Tarski
Harold Hotelling
Influenced Amartya Sen
Allan Gibbard
John C. Harsanyi
Roger Myerson
A. Michael Spence
Eric S. Maskin
Nancy Stokey
Karl Shell
Anthony Downs
Awards John Bates Clark Medal (1957)
Nobel Prize in Economics (1972)
von Neumann Theory Prize (1986)
National Medal of Science (2004)

Kenneth Joseph Arrow (born August 23, 1921) is an American economist. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics with John Hicks in 1972. At the time, he was the youngest person to have received this award, at 51.[1]

In economics, he is thought be an important figure in post-World War II neo-classical economic theory. Many of his former graduate students have gone on to win the Nobel Prize themselves.

Arrow remains active on the international scene through a variety of initiatives including trustee of Economists for Peace and Security and a member of the Advisory Board of Incentives for Global Health, the not-for-profit behind the Health Impact Fund.

Arrow was born on August 23, 1921 in New York City, New York. He studied at the City College of New York and at Columbia University. Arrow married Selma Schweitzer in 1947. They have two sons.

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  1. "Kenneth Arrow". Stanford.edu. April 15, 2009. http://oso.stanford.edu/lectures/69-kenneth-arrow. Retrieved October 22, 2013.

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