Vickrey, William S. (William Spencer), 1914-

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED William S. Vickrey was born in 1914 in Victoria, British Columbia. After earning a B.S. in mathematics from Yale University in 1935, he went on to Columbia University where he earned an M.A. (1937) and Ph.D. (1947) in Economics. During World War II, Vickrey served as an economist in the Tax Research Division of the U.S. Treasury Department. In 1946, Vickrey began his teaching career at Columbia, eventually becoming the McVickar Professor of Political Economy in 1971. His research career was prolific with over 100 books and articles published on a broad range of matters and he worked as a consultant on projects in the U.S. and abroad. Vickrey lectured extensively, participated in numerous professional organizations, supported efforts for world peace, and served as president of the American Economic Association in 1992. Shortly before his death on October 11, 1996, Vickrey was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information."

From the guide to the William S. Vickrey Papers, 1939-1996, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

William S. Vickrey was born in 1914 in Victoria, British Columbia. After earning a B.S. in mathematics from Yale University in 1935, he went on to Columbia University where he earned an M.A. (1937) and Ph. D. (1947) in Economics. During World War II, Vickrey served as an economist in the Tax Research Division of the U.S. Treasury Department. In 1946, Vickrey began his teaching career at Columbia, eventually becoming the McVickar Professor of Political Economy in 1971. His research career was prolific with over 100 books and articles published on a broad range of matters and he worked as a consultant on projects in the U.S. and abroad. Vickrey lectured extensively, participated in numerous professional organizations, supported efforts for world peace, and served as president of the American Economic Association in 1992. Shortly before his death on October 11, 1996, Vickrey was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information."

From the description of William S. Vickrey Papers, 1939-1996. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 265034018

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referencedIn Columbia University. Dept. of Economics. Columbia University Department of Economics records, 1913-1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Council for Research in the Social Sciences. Council for Research in the Social Sciences records, 1922-1970 [Bulk dates: 1925-1968]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Vickrey, William Spencer. Labor subsidies and unemployment. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Vickrey, William S. (William Spencer), 1914-. William S. Vickrey Papers, 1939-1996. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Kenneth J. Arrow Papers, 1939-2011 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Death 1996-10-11

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