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The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1971
Simon Kuznets

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Simon Kuznets - Facts

Simon Kuznets

Simon Kuznets

Born: 30 April 1901, Pinsk, Russian Empire (now Belarus)

Died: 8 July 1985, Cambridge, MA, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Prize motivation: "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"

Field: economic growth, economic history

Contribution: Extensive research on the economic growth of nations, developed methods for calculating the size of, and changes in, national income.

Prize share: 1/1

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