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Tjalling C. Koopmans Ph.D.

Tjalling C. Koopmans Ph.D.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1975
Co-Nobelists Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich

Mathematician, Theoretical Physicist and Economist. Prize for theory of optimal allocation of resources. Other interest: econometrics and statistics. Hobby: writing music.

Described collaborator and friend Jacob Marschak as being able to discern both pretense and timidity!


A Biographical Memoir by Herbert E. Scarf. Bio 28 pages; total: 31 pages.

Drawing: Ami Mowris

Name: Tjalling Charles Koopmans
Birth: 28 August 1910, 's Graveland, the Netherlands
Death: 26 February 1985, New Haven, CT, USA
Institution: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Award:"for their contributions to the theory of optimum allocation of resources"
Subject: theory of optimal allocation of resources
Portion of Prize: 1/2
Ph.D. Advisors: Hans Kramers and Future Nobelist Jan Tinbergen. University of Leiden, Nov. 1936