George Kuznets

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George Kuznets
Born(1909-07-28)July 28, 1909
DiedAugust 3, 1986(1986-08-03) (aged 77)
NationalityBelarusian American
Alma materStanford University
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Doctoral studentsMichael Perelman
Arnold Zellner

George M. Kuznets (/ˈkʌznɛts/; July 28, 1909 – August 3, 1986)[1] was a Belarusian American economist. A member of the University of California, Berkeley's department of agricultural and resource economics, he specialized in agricultural economics. Regarded by his peers as a pioneer in quantitative research, Kuznets was appointed a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association in 1982, the highest honor of his profession.[2] He was also elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, in 1960.[3]

Born in into a Jewish family at Pinsk, Russian Empire (now in Belarus), Kuznets moved to the US with his family in the 1920s and obtained a Ph.D. in psychometrics from Stanford University.[4] His older brother Simon Kuznets was also an economist and won the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.


  1. ^ GEORGE KUZNETS (1909-1986), Social Security Death Index
  2. ^ "Farm Economist George Kuznets Dies in Berkeley". Los Angeles Times. August 10, 1986.
  3. ^ View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed 2016-07-23.
  4. ^ Backhouse, Roger, ed. (2000). Exemplary Economists. Elgar. p. 169. ISBN 1840644052.

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