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Kenneth Arrow


Kenneth Arrow was the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Operations Research emeritus at Stanford University. Arrow joined the Hoover Institution as a Senior Fellow in 1991 and held both Senior Fellow and Senior Fellow (courtesy) appointments during his engagement. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in economic sciences in 1972.

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Kenneth Arrow

Rich Man, Poor Man

by Kenneth Arrow, Kenneth L. Judd, Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

The difference between the income of rich and poor in the United States is growing--and growing dramatically. In talking recently with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson, two experts, Stanford professor and Nobel Prize–winner Kenneth Arrow and Hoover fellow Kenneth L. Judd, agreed about the reasons but disagreed about whether anything should--or could--be done.


with Kenneth L. Judd, Kenneth Arrowvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, February 26, 1997

Stanford economics professor and Nobel laureate, Kenneth Arrow and Hoover fellow Kenneth Judd discuss the sources of the persistent and increasing inequality of American incomes.