Talk:Kenneth Arrow

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Bank of Sweden Prize in Economics[edit]

There is no such thing as a Nobel Prize in Economics. Nobel never instituted a prize for economics, nor would he. Economists have free-rided the event to enhance their profession. The Bank of Sweden Prize for Economics was instituted with public money, typical, and they forced their hand to be given at the same date. The marketing ploy is "In Memory of Alfred Nobel", which belies a laugh. Not even the most liberal economist would honor a monopolist business man, warmonger, inventor of dynamite, supplier of the military. Only wikipedia can tell the truth. Britanica hires economists to write about the Nobel Prize in Economics and spread the small lie around.

Maybe you would like to enlighten the discussion on the Nobel prize? This is almost totally off topic.
this is off topic. The original person is correct that the Nobel prize in economics was not established by Nobel, and that it is named differently (also members of the Nobel family oppose the prize in economics). However, the same organization that awards the real prize is also fine with awarding this. More importantly, why was Kenneth Arrow's entry picked to write this? I was recently looking at the talk page of Amartya Sen (another winner in economics) and you didn't post the same thing. I don't think it is posted in the discussion of most other laureates either. And the point is moot because the fact you point out is discussed in the entry for the "Nobel Prize" in economics
I don't feel qualified to decide on the correct term for use in this article, but as it stands, it's inconsistent and confusing. At the beginning it talks about the "Bank of Sweden Prize", but later, in the section "General Equilibrium Theory", it's asserted that Gerard Debreu won the "Nobel Prize". The use of the word "Nobel" in one instance and not the other leaves me wondering if Arrow and Debreu won the same prize or not.

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On to a more relevant note, other work of Arrow's that is important is that when looking at the time taken to build a plane, being relative to I think it is the cube root of the number built this far ie learning by doing. I'm not sure where to find it but if anybody wants to put it in be my guest.

An "economist's economist's economist"??[edit]

Seriously, what does this mean?

Schooling[edit]

I have added more info on where he graduated from and studied.

Work on complex systems[edit]

Is it worth stating that he is currently engaged in work on complex adaptive systems ? Kendirangu 15:12, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 04:13, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Could somebody elaborate[edit]

"His parents were Jewish and very supportive of his education" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.66.247.161 (talk) 20:47, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

"most listened to"[edit]

There's a <comment> that this is OK, but it's not. Listened to is a cumbersome and uncommon phrasing commonly replaced by synonyms such as "influential, prominent, respected..." Short of some study which details how many people specifically "hear" his lectures, I can't see why we wouldn't use a more succinct and accurate phrase. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.224.206.164 (talk) 11:04, 17 January 2010 (UTC)