Cowles Foundation (Yale/Chicago)

'The Cowles Commission for Research in Economics was founded in 1932 by Alfred Cowles in collaboration with a group of economists, mathematicians, and statisticians who were concerned with applying quantitative techniques to economics and related social sciences. As stated in the original Articles of Incorporation, “The particular purpose and business for which said corporation is formed is to educate and benefit its members and mankind, and to advance the scientific study and development … of economic theory in its relation to mathematics and statistics.” The Cowles Commission was formally chartered as a not-for-profit corporation in Colorado on September 9, 1932. In 1939 it relocated to the University of Chicago and then, in 1955, moved to Yale University where it was renamed The Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale University.'

source: Abstracted from Cowles Fiftieth Anniversary Volume, edited by Alvin K. Klevorick (link)

Links and References

Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics. About Cowles: Brief History. Accessed July 7, 2015. (link

Arrow, K. (1983)  Cowles in the History of Economic Thought.  Presented at 50th Anniversary Celebration, The Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, June 4, 1983 .  Accessed April 4, 2017 (link)

Debreu, G. (1983) Mathematical Economics at Cowles. Presented at 50th Anniversary Celebration, The Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, June 3, 1983 .  Accessed April 4, 2017 (link)

Malinvaud, B. (1983) Econometric Methodologyat the Cowles Commission: Rise and Maturity. Presented at 50th Anniversary Celebration, The Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, June 4, 1983 .  Accessed April 4, 2017 (link)

Solow, R. M. (1983) The Place of Cowles in the Tradition of Macroeconomics.  Presented at 50th Anniversary Celebration, The Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, June 3, 1983 .  Accessed April 4, 2017 (link)

Associated Historic Individuals

Arrow, Kenneth J.
Hurwicz, Leonid
Koopmans, Tjalling C.
Markowitz, Harry
Samuelson, Paul A.
Scarf, Herbert E.
Shubik, Martin
Simon, Herbert A.