Leonid Hurwicz: Intelligent Designer

Leonid Hurwicz: Intelligent Designer How War and the Great Depression Inspired a Nobel Economist - Jews of Poland

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Publisher's Synopsis

"A fascinating, exciting story." — Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful MindWhile still in his early 20s, and under Hitler's shadow, Leonid "Leo" Hurwicz (1917-2008) left his home in Warsaw, Poland, seeking safety and a degree at the London School of Economics.  The following years, while challenging and potentially life-threatening, contained the seeds of a lifelong intellectual adventure.  Leo's story is personal (born a refugee, precarious war years for himself and his Polish-Jewish family, a new life in America), global (revolutions, wars, depressions), ideological  (socialism, capitalism, economic planning, free markets) and professional (a sixty-year career as a professor of economics leading ultimately to a Nobel Prize).  This book tells his story.

Book information

ISBN: 9798887191348
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Imprint: Academic Studies Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 370g
Height: 156mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 15mm