American Experience
A Brilliant Madness: American Nobel Economists
Gerard Debreu
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Debreu is known for his work with the Neo-Walrasian general equilibrium theory, creating models and a theoretical structure for studying the law of supply and demand. Debreu spent three years studying mathematics in Paris' Latin Quarter while the city was occupied by the Germans, enlisting in the French Army after D-Day. After the war, Debreu and his young family moved to the U.S., where he joined the research staff of the celebrated Cowles Commission.


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