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