Simon Kuznets


Simon Smith Kuznets (/ˈkʌznɛts/; Russian: Семён Абра́мович Кузне́ц, IPA: [sʲɪˈmʲɵn ɐˈbraməvʲɪtɕ kʊzʲˈnʲɛts]; April 30, 1901 – July 8, 1985) was an American economist and statistician.

Simon Kuznets
Kuznets in 1971
Born(1901-04-30)April 30, 1901
DiedJuly 8, 1985(1985-07-08) (aged 84)
Columbia University,
Harvard University (1960–1971)
Johns Hopkins University (1954–1960)
University of Pennsylvania (1930–1954)
FieldEconometrics, development economics
School or
Institutional economics
Alma materColumbia University,
Kharkiv Institute of Commerce
Wesley Clair Mitchell
Milton Friedman
Richard Easterlin
Stanley Engerman
Robert Fogel
Subramanian Swamy
Lance Taylor
ContributionsNational income data
Empirical business cycle research
Characteristics of economic growth
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1971)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

He received the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development."[2]

References change

  1. Noble Prize Laureate Database
  2. Abramovitz, Moses (2009). "Simon Kuznets 1901–1985". The Journal of Economic History. 46: 241–246. doi:10.1017/S0022050700045642. S2CID 154645325.. He has been called "one of the most important economists of the twentieth century" by Robert Whaples in a recent interview.