|Douglass C. North|
|Born||November 5, 1920
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||November 23, 2015
Benzonia, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
|Influenced by||Melvin M. Knight|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Economics (1993)|
In the words of the Nobel Committee, North and Robert Fogel were awarded the prize "for having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantitative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change."
North was born on November 5, 1920 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He studied at Washington University in St. Louis, and Stanford University, at the University of Washington, and at Cambridge University. North has three sons from a failed marriage. He died on November 23, 2015 at his summer house in Benzonia, Michigan the age of 95.
References[change | change source]
- Such as Peter Agre, Nadine Gordimer, Yuan T. Lee, Elinor Ostrom, Werner Arber, David Gross, James Mirrlees, Carlo Rubbia, Paul J. Crutzen, Mario J. Molina, Amartya Sen, Peter Doherty (scientist), Walter Kohn, John Sulston, Murray Gell-Mann, Harold Kroto, Douglas Osheroff, Muhammad Yunus
- "Stockholm Memorandum," Nobel-cause.de, 2011
- North's Profile, Hoover Institution
Other websites[change | change source]
- 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
- Hoover Institution homepage
- Douglass C. North – Autobiography