A Nobel moment in memory of the late Kenneth Arrow

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Winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences gathered recently to remember the late Kenneth Arrow. (Photo: Aaron Kehoe)

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Department of Economics recently sponsored an academic tribute to the late economist KENNETH ARROW. Arrow died in February. He was the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and professor emeritus of operations research at Stanford.

Faculty organizers of the event were economists MATTHEW JACKSON, ALVIN ROTH and JOHN SHOVEN.

Arrow, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1972, was a world-renowned scholar in the fields of economic theory and operations research. In his honor, economists – many winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences themselves – gathered to give tribute to his long-lasting legacy.

Winners gathered above, from left to right, are Sir James Mirrlees, 1996, University of Cambridge; Robert Solow, 1987, MIT; Roger Myerson, 2007, University of Chicago; ALVIN ROTH, 2012, Stanford; Amartya Sen, 1998, Harvard; Robert Lucas, 1995, University of Chicago; JOSEPH STIGLITZ, 2001, Columbia (Stanford emeritus); WILLIAM SHARPE, 1990, Stanford; Daniel McFadden, 2000, UC Berkeley; Eric Maskin, 2007, Harvard; and Sir Angus Deaton, 2015, Princeton.

More tributes to Arrow can be found on the website of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.