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Kenneth J. Arrow

Kenneth J. ArrowAKA Kenneth Joseph Arrow

Born: 23-Aug-1921
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 21-Feb-2017
Location of death: Palo Alto, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Social Choice and Individual Values

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1942-46, Captain)

Famous for his 1952 Impossibility Theorem.

Father: Harry I. Arrow
Mother: Lillian
Wife: Selma Schweitzer (m. 1947, d. 2015, two sons)
Son: David Michael Arrow
Son: Andrew Seth Arrow

    High School: Townsend Harris High School, Manhattan, NY
    University: BS Social Science, City College of New York (1940)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1941)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1951)
    Assistant Professor: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago (1948-49)
    Professor: Economics and Statistics, Stanford University (1949-68)
    Professor: Economics, Harvard University (1968-79)
    Professor: Economics, Stanford University (1979-)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences VP (1979-81)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Economic Association President (1972)
    American Philosophical Society
    American Statistical Association
    Econometric Society President (1956)
    Economists for Peace and Security Founding Trustee
    Federation of American Scientists Board of Sponsors
    John Kerry for President
    National Academy of Sciences
    RAND Corporation
    US Council of Economic Advisers (1962)
    John Bates Clark Medal 1957
    Nobel Prize for Economics 1972 (with John R. Hicks)

Author of books:
Social Choice and Individual Values (1951, economics)
Essays in the Theory of Risk Bearing (1971, economics)
General Competitive Analysis (1971, economics, with Frank Hahn)
The Limits of Organization (1974, economics)

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