Stanley Reiter

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Stanley Reiter
Born (1925-04-26)April 26, 1925
Died August 9, 2014(2014-08-09) (aged 89)
Nationality American
Institution Northwestern University
Alma mater University of Chicago
Doctoral
advisor
Leonid Hurwicz
Tjalling Koopmans
Doctoral
students
Hugo F. Sonnenschein[1]
Influences Kenneth Arrow
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Stanley Reiter (April 26, 1925 – August 9, 2014) was an American author, economist, and Emeritus Professor at Northwestern University. Reiter was a leading pioneer in the field of mechanism design.

In 2006, he and the 2007 Nobel prize-winning economist Leonid Hurwicz authored the book Designing Economic Mechanisms.[2]

Education[edit]

Reiter completed his A.B. with honors in economics from Queens College in 1947. He then completed his M.A. (1950) and Ph.D. in economics (1955) from the University of Chicago.[3]

Career[edit]

From 1949 to 1954, he was associated with Stanford University as an instructor and a research associate. From 1954 to 1967, he was at the faculty of Purdue University. He joined the faculty at Northwestern University in 1967.

In 1960 Reiter coined the term Cliometrics.[4]

Reiter is a leading pioneer in the field of mechanism design. In 2006, he and the 2007 Nobel prize-winning economist Leonid Hurwicz authored the book Designing Economic Mechanisms.[2]

Reiter is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He died in 2014, and is survived by his wife Nina to whom he was married for 70 years, and children Carla and Frank.[5]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

Journal articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A brief Biographical Sketch of Hugo F. Sonnenschein. (Accessed September 2016)
  2. ^ a b Reiter, Stanley; Hurwicz, Leonid (2008). Designing economic mechanisms. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521724104. 
  3. ^ "Curriculum Vitae of Stanley Reiter" (PDF). Northwestern University. Retrieved 14 July 2008. 
  4. ^ Goldin, Claudia (Spring 1995). "Cliometrics and the Nobel". The Journal of Economic Perspectives. American Economic Association. 9 (2): 191–208 [p. 191]. doi:10.1257/jep.9.2.191. JSTOR 2138173. 
  5. ^ Hurd Anyaso, Hilary (14 August 2014). "Stanley Reiter, Professor Emeritus of economics, dies at 89". Northwestern University. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 

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