David R. Henderson
The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

About the Biographies, Editor's Note

Any choice of whom to include in biographies is inherently subjective. I tried to make it less so by using two criteria. First, all economists who won the Nobel Prize in economic science up to 1992 are included. The reason is that those who were judged by their peers in Sweden to be worthy of the Nobel Prize should be written up in any encyclopedia of economics. Second, I omitted all economists who were born after 1920 and still alive in June 1992 unless they had won the Nobel Prize. I chose this criterion because there are too many noteworthy younger economists to do them all justice in a book of this length. All biographies are written by me unless otherwise noted.—DRH

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