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Simon Kuznets
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Kuznets in 1971
Born (1901-04-30)April 30, 1901
Pinsk, Russian Empire (present-day Belarus)
Died July 8, 1985(1985-07-08) (aged 84)
Nationality American
Institution NBER
Columbia University,
Harvard University (1960–1971)
Johns Hopkins University (1954–1960)
University of Pennsylvania (1930–1954)
Field Econometrics, development economics
School or
Institutional economics
Alma mater Columbia University,
Kharkiv Institute of Commerce
Wesley Clair Mitchell
Milton Friedman
Richard Easterlin
Stanley Engerman
Robert Fogel
Subramanian Swamy
Lance Taylor
Contributions National income data
Empirical business cycle research
Characteristics of economic growth
Awards Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1971)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Simon Smith Kuznets ( Russian: Семён Абра́мович Кузне́ц; IPA: [sʲɪˈmʲɵn ɐˈbraməvʲɪtɕ kʊzʲˈnʲɛts]; April 30, 1901 – July 8, 1985) was an American economist and statistician.

He received the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development."

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