Simon Kuznets

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

Simon Kuznets
Kuznets in 1971
Born(1901-04-30)April 30, 1901
DiedJuly 8, 1985(1985-07-08) (aged 84)
Columbia University,
Harvard University (1960–1971)
Johns Hopkins University (1954–1960)
University of Pennsylvania (1930–1954)
FieldEconometrics, development economics
School or
Institutional economics
Alma materColumbia University,
Kharkiv Institute of Commerce
Wesley Clair Mitchell
Baidyanath Misra
Milton Friedman
Richard Easterlin
Stanley Engerman
Robert Fogel
Subramanian Swamy
Lance Taylor
ContributionsNational income data
Empirical business cycle research
Characteristics of economic growth
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1971)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Kuznets made a decisive contribution to the transformation of economics into an empirical science and to the formation of quantitative economic history.[2]