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The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1983
Gerard Debreu

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Curriculum Vitae

Born: July 4, 1921, Calais, France
Civil Status: Married (to Françoise Bled, June 1945), two daughters, Chantal and Florence
   
Education
1941-44 École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
1956 D.Sc., Université de Paris, France
   
Academic appointments
1946 Agrégé de l'Université, Paris, France
1946-48 Research Associate of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
1950-55 (June) Research Associate of the Cowles Commission for Research in Economics, University of Chicago
1955-61 Associate Professor of Economics, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University
1961 (Fall) Visiting Professor of Economics, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University
1962 (January) Professor of Economics (and Mathematics since July 1975), University of California, Berkeley
1971-72 (Fall-Winter) Visiting Professor, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, University of Louvain, Belgium
1973 (June-July) Visiting Professor, University of Canterbury , Christchurch, New Zealand
1973-74 Professor, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science of the University of California, Berkeley
1976 (Fall) Visiting Professor, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University
   
Nonacademic offices
1953 (Summer-Fall) Électricité de France, Paris, France
1969-71 Vice President and President of the Econometric Society
   
Honors and fellowships
1948-50 Rockefeller Fellow (USA-Sweden-Norway)
1960-61 Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, USA
1968-69 Guggenheim Fellow-Visiting Professor, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, University of Louvain, Belgium
1969 (June-July) Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
1970 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1972 (Spring) Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge, England
1976 (July) Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
1977 (Winter-Spring) Senior U.S. Scientist Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, University of Bonn, Germany
1977 Member, National Academy of Sciences of USA
1982 Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association
   
Honorary degrees
1977 (April) Dr. rer. pol. h.c., University of Bonn
1980 (October) Docteur en Sciences Économiques h.c., Université de Lausanne
1981 (June) Doctor of Science h.c., Northwestern University
1983 (June) Docteur h.c. de l'Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse
   
Other activities
1944-45 French Army (North Africa-Germany)
1975 (July) U.S. Citizen

From Les Prix Nobel. The Nobel Prizes 1983, Editor Wilhelm Odelberg, [Nobel Foundation], Stockholm, 1984

This CV was written at the time of the award and later published in the book series Les Prix Nobel/Nobel Lectures. The information is sometimes updated with an addendum submitted by the Laureate. To cite this document, always state the source as shown above.

Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 1983

 

Addendum, December 1999

1983 The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
1984 (January) Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Mérite
1984 Member of the American Philosophical Society
1984 Foreign Associate of the French Academy of Sciences
1984 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
1984-85 Faculty Research Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley
1985 University Professor, University of California
1986 (July) Class of 1958 Chair, University of California at Berkeley
1987 (May) Doctor of Social Science h.c., Yale University
1987 (June) Erskine fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand)
1988 (April) Docteur h. c.de l'Université de Bordeaux I
1988 (April-June) Visiting Professor, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, University of Louvain-la- Neuve (Belgium)
1990 President of the American Economic Association
1993 (December) Officier de la Légion d'Honneur
1997 (October) Docteur en Economie h.c. Université Keio
1998-2000 Chaire Blaise Pascal, Université Paris I, CERMSEM

 

Gerard Debreu died on December 31, 2004.

 

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