Tjalling Koopmans

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Noun1.Tjalling Koopmans - United States economist (born in the Netherlands) (1910-1985)
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Richard Thaler received an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Rochester, the Tjalling Koopmans Asset Award by Tilburg University, and he was elected Vice President of the American Economic Association.
My main debts at the Cowles Commission are first to Tjalling Koopmans, but also to others, particularly to Jacob Marschak and to my French friend Gerard Debreu who had moved from Paris.
Notable examples are Tjalling Koopmans who first studied questions of (simultaneous) estimation, later switching to operation research (or as it was called then: activity analysis) and optimal growth theory, work which earned him the Nobel Prize together with Kantorovich.