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Gerard Debreu

Born: 4-Jul-1921
Birthplace: Calais, France
Died: 31-Dec-2004
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Supply and demand theorist

Military service: French Army (1944-45)

For his explanation of the mathematics underlying the equilibrium of supply and demand, Gerard Debreu was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1983.

Father: Camille Debreu (lace manufacturer)
Mother: Fernande Decharne Debreu
Wife: Françoise Bled (m. Jun-1945, div.)
Daughter: Chantal (b. 1946)
Daughter: Florence (b. 1950)

    High School: College of the City of Calais, Calais, France (1939)
    University: BA equiv. Mathematics, École Normale Supérieure (1946)
    Scholar: Economics, University of Chicago (1949-55)
    Scholar: Economics, Yale University (1955-61)
    University: PhD Economics, University of Paris (1956)
    Scholar: Economics, Stanford University (1960-62)
    Professor: Economics, UC Berkeley (1962-91)
    Professor: Mathematics, UC Berkeley (1975-91)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1968-69
    Nobel Prize for Economics 1983
    French Legion of Honor 1993
    Naturalized US Citizen 1975
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Economic Association President (1990)
    American Philosophical Society
    Econometric Society
    National Academy of Sciences
    Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (1949-50)

Author of books:
Theory of Value: An Axiomatic Analysis of Economic Equilibrium (1959)
Mathematical Economics: Twenty Papers of Gerard Debreu (1983)


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