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Tjalling C. Koopmans

AKA Tjalling Charles Koopmans

Born: 28-Aug-1910
Birthplace: 's-Graveland, Netherlands
Died: 26-Feb-1985
Location of death: New Haven, CT
Cause of death: Stroke

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Linear programming

Tjalling C. Koopmans devised improved statistical identification and estimation of parameters in econometric models, advanced linear programming, and conducted research into the optimum allocation of limited resources. He shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Economics with Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich.

Father: Sjoerd Koopmans (school principal)
Mother: Wijtske van der Zee (school teacher)
Brother: Jan Koopmans (minister)
Brother: Hendrik Koopmans (chemist)
Wife: Truus Wanningen Koopmans (economist, m. 1936)
Son: Henry W. Koopmans
Daughter: Anne Koopmans Frankel
Daughter: Helen Koopmans Weinert

    High School: Gemeentelyn Gymnasium, Hilversum, Netherlands (1927)
    University: MS Physics, University of Utrecht (1933)
    University: PhD Economics, University of Leiden (1936)
    Teacher: Economics, Erasmus University (1936-38)
    Teacher: Economics, Princeton University (1940-42)
    Teacher: Economics, University of Chicago (1944-55)
    Professor: Economics, Yale University (1955-79)

    Nobel Prize for Economics 1975 (with Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich)
    American Economic Association President (1978)
    League of Nations Economist (1938-40)
    Penn Mutual Life Economist (1942-44)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1946

Author of books:
Studies in Econometric Method (1953, with William C. Hood)
Three Essays on the State of Economic Science (1957)


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