Distinguished Lecture: Nobel Laureate Ken Arrow

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Date:
March 4, 2013 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:
LeCraw Auditorium, Georgia Tech
Cost:
Free

Distinguished Lecture with Nobel Laureate Ken Arrow: Health & Wealth

What:  “Health and Wealth,” a distinguished lecture by Nobel Laureate Ken Arrow, will provide a policy guide for matters of health, public and private. Professor Arrow, Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations, Emeritus, at Stanford University, will address longevity and other aspects of health as commodities, as well as their trade-off with more usual goods as important measures of the well-being of nations.

Hosted by: Georgia Tech College of Computing

When: March 4, 2013, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Light refreshments served at 4:30 PM

Where: Scheller College of Business, LeCraw Auditorium
800 West Peachtree NW, Atlanta GA 30308

Register: http://www.formdesk.com/collegeofcomputing/KenArrow

Please be advised: Event registration has now surpassed capacity for the LeCraw Auditorium. Additional overflow seating will be provided in the TSRB Auditorium located at 85 Fifth Street NW Atlanta, GA 30308.

Live Webcast:  www.cc.gatech.edu/arrow_webcast

About the Speaker: Kenneth J. Arrow was born in New York City in 1921.  He received his bachelor's degree from the City College of New York (1940) and his M.S. (mathematics, 1941) and Ph.D. (economics, 1951) from Columbia University. He served as weather officer (captain) in the Air Force (1942-6). He was a Research Associate of the Cowles Commission (now Foundation) for Research in Economics (1947-9) and on the faculties of the University of Chicago (1948-9), Stanford University (1949-68 and 1979-date, emeritus since 1991), and Harvard University (1949-68).

He has engaged in research on different areas of economic theory and policy and operations research, including social choice, incomplete information, general equilibrium, inventory and investment theory, dynamic optimization with special reference to the choice of discount rates, medical economics, and the economic aspects of climate change.

He has been president of several learned societies and received several honors, including the John von Neumann Prize in Operations Research Theory, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and the National Medal of Science.

Sponsored by the Georgia Tech College of Computing, Scheller College of Business, and Given Imaging.