domingo, octubre 03, 2004

Kenneth J. Arrow

Kenneth J. Arrow, es reconocido por muchos, como el padre de la Economía de la Salud.
En 1963, cuando publicó su célebre artículo "Uncertainty and the welfare economics of medical care", en The American Economic Review, ya había cosechado multitud de éxitos personales:

"In 1963, Arrow was already well established as a leading economist, having published (with Debreu) seminal work on competitive equilibrium that provided the foundation for modern economic thinking about the extent to which markets can or cannot reach welfare-maximizing equilibria. Previously, he had developed the impossibility theorem for which he later won the Nobel Prize. In that work, he demonstrated the difficulty of finding any collective decision-making process that can provide consistent ordering of social preferences".