Jacob Marschak (1898-1977) was a professor of economics and operations research at the UCLA Graduate School of Management
(1960- ). He helped develop the information theory of economics and was a leading researcher in econometrics. The collection
consists of Marschak's correspondence, manuscripts and working papers, reprints, notes and teaching materials.
Marschak was born on July 23, 1898 in Kiev, Russia; attended the Technical Institute of Kiev, 1916-18, and the University
of Berlin, 1919; received his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg in 1922; taught at Heidelberg, Oxford, the University
of Chicago, and Yale University before becoming a professor of economics and operations research at the UCLA Graduate School
of Management in 1960; helped develop the information theory of economics and was a leading researcher in econometrics; published
books include Economic theory of teams (1972) and Economic information, decision, and prediction: selected essays (c1974); nominated several times for a Nobel Prize; he died on July 27, 1977 in Los Angeles.
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5 oversize boxes
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