Harold Demsetz

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Harold Demsetz
Born(1930-05-31)May 31, 1930
DiedJanuary 4, 2019(2019-01-04) (aged 88)
NationalityUnited States
University of Chicago
FieldManagerial economics
School or
New institutional economics
Alma materNorthwestern University
University of Illinois
InfluencesFrank Knight
Armen Alchian
Ronald Coase
Aaron Director
George Stigler
ContributionsNirvana fallacy
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Harold Demsetz (/ˈdɛmsɛts/; May 31, 1930 – January 4, 2019)[1] was an American economist. He was a professor of economics at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Demsetz was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a director of the Mont Pelerin Society, and a past (1996) president of the Western Economics Association.

He was known for his works in the Nirvana fallacy.

Demsetz died on January 4, 2019 at the age of 88.[2]

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  1. Istituto Giovanni Treccani, Rome (1938). "Enciclopedia italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. In Memoriam: Harold Demsetz, 1930-2019