The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Evans, Griffith Conrad (1887–1973)

  • Herbert A. Simon
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A distinguished American mathematician and pioneer mathematical economist, Evans was born on 11 May 1887 in Boston, Massachusetts. Educated in mathematics at Harvard University (AB, 1907; MA, 1908; Ph.D., 1910), he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow studying with Vito Volterra at the University of Rome, then joined the faculty of the Rice Institute in Houston, Texas, where he taught from 1912 to 1934. In 1934, he became chairman of the mathematics department at the University of California, Berkeley, retaining that position until his retirement in 1954. He died on 8 December 1973, at the age of 86.


Calculus of variations Comparative statics Evans, G. C. Mathematical economics Non-equilibrium dynamics Two-sector models 

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