Andrew B. Whinston

Computer Scientist

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Who is Andrew B. Whinston?

Andrew B. Whinston is an American economist and computer scientist. He is the Hugh Roy Cullen Centennial Chair in Business Administration, Professor of Information Systems, Computer Science and Economics, and Director of the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

In the late 1950s, he was Sanxsay Fellow at Princeton University. Prof. Whinston finished his PhD from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1962, at which time he also received its Alexander Henderson Award for Excellence in Economic Theory. He started work at the Yale University economics department, where he was a member of the Cowles Foundation. He became an associate professor of economics at the University of Virginia in 1964. By 1966 he was a full professor at Purdue University, where he became the university's inaugural Weiler Distinguished Professor of management, economics, and computer science.

He began his contributions to the academic world in 1961 when he published a paper in a law journal on the topic of urban renewal. In 1962 he published his first two papers.

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  • Andrew Whinston
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  • United States of America
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Education
  • Carnegie Mellon University

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on July 23, 2013

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