American Experience
A Brilliant Madness: American Nobel Economists
Tjalling C. Koopmans

The Dutch-born Koopmans fled Europe during World War II with his wife and six-week-old daughter. Koopmans shared the 1975 award with Leonid Kantrovich of the Soviet Union; the two men independently developed econometric models for optimizing resource allocation. Koopmans' work began as a wartime statistical analysis of the routes and associated costs for American and British military and civilian ships.

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