Leonid Hurwicz
#2425 Overall Influence

Leonid Hurwicz

Polish-American economist and mathematician

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Leonid “Leo” Hurwicz was a Polish-American economist and mathematician, known for his work in game theory and mechanism design. He originated the concept of incentive compatibility, and showed how desired outcomes can be achieved by using incentive compatible mechanism design. Hurwicz shared the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work on mechanism design. Hurwicz was one of the oldest Nobel Laureates, having received the prize at the age of 90.

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University of Warsaw
University of Warsaw

Largest university in Poland

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology

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University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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#64 World Rank #30 USA Rank
Economics
#964 World Rank #222 USA Rank
Mathematics