William Vickrey

Economist, Academic

1914 – 1996

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Who was William Vickrey?

William Spencer Vickrey was a Canadian-born professor of economics and Nobel Laureate. Vickrey was awarded the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with James Mirrlees for their research into the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information. The announcement of the prize was made just three days prior to his death; his Columbia University economics department colleague C. Lowell Harriss accepted the prize posthumously on his behalf.

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Born
Jun 21, 1914
Victoria
Also known as
  • William S. Vickrey
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Columbia University
    Economics
    ( - 1947)
  • Bachelor of Science, Yale University
    Mathematics
    ( - 1935)
Employment
  • Columbia University
Lived in
  • New York City
    (1914 - 1996/10/11)
Died
Oct 11, 1996
Harrison

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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