Duncan Black

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Birthday
23, 1908
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jan 14, 1991 (82)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1908
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jan 14, 1991 (82)

About

Economist whose scholarly work led to the development of social choice theory. His work popularized and drew upon the theories of Ronald Coase and Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.

Before Fame

He studied economics, politics, physics, and mathematics at the University of Glasgow.

Trivia

He taught at University College of North Wales and the Dundee School of Economics and held visiting professorships at several American universities.

Family Life

He grew up in a lower-class family in Motherwell, Scotland.

Associated With

Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen worked on social choice theory, a field of inquiry that Black helped to bring about.