William Vickrey

William Vickrey

Born: June 21, 1914

Died: October 11, 1996

Nationality: Canadian

Occupation: Educator

Biography: William Spencer Vickrey was a Canadian professor of economics and Nobel Laureate. Vickrey was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with James Mirrlees for their research into the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information. The announcement of the prize was made just three days prior to his death; his Columbia University economics department colleague C.