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Ragnar Frisch

Norwegian economist
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Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch (3 March 1895 – 31 January 1973) was an Norwegian economist. He won the first Nobel Prize in Economics with Jan Tinbergen in 1969.[1]

Ragnar Frisch
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Frisch in 1944
Born(1895-03-03)3 March 1895
Died31 January 1973(1973-01-31) (aged 77)
Oslo, Norway
NationalityNorway
Alma materUniversity of Oslo
Known forEconometrics
Production theory
AwardsNobel Prize in Economics (1969)
Scientific career
FieldsEconomics
InstitutionsUniversity of Oslo
InfluencedTrygve Haavelmo

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Early lifeEdit

Frisch was born on 3 March 1895 in Christiania, Norway.[2] He studied at the University of Oslo.

Nobel PrizeEdit

He was also the co-winner with Jan Tinbergen of the first Nobel Prize in Economics in 1969 for his works with econometrics.[1]

StudiesEdit

He is known for having founded the discipline of econometrics, and in 1933 to have created the widely used term pair macroeconomics/microeconomics.

Personal lifeEdit

Frisch was married to Marie Smedal from 1920 until her death in 1952. Then he was remarried to Astrid Johannessen from 1953 until his death in 1973. Frisch had one daughter with Smedal.

DeathEdit

Frisch died on 31 January 1973 in Oslo, Norway from a stroke, aged 77.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ragnar Frisch (1895–1973). The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. Library of Economics and Liberty (2nd ed.). Liberty Fund. 2008.
  2. Frisch, Ragnar, "Autobiography", published in Nobel Lectures, Economics 1969–1980, Editor Assar Lindbeck, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 1992

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