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Question 1: In 1955 and again in 1958 Hurwicz was a visiting professor, and a fellow on the second visit, at ________ and there in 1959 published "Optimality and Informational Efficiency in Resource Allocation Processes" on mechanism design.
San Jose, CaliforniaSilicon ValleyStanford UniversityPalo Alto, California

Question 2: Soon after Leonid's birth, the family returned to Warsaw, ________.
HungaryGreecePolandGermany

Question 3: He was a member of the American Academy of Independent Scholars (1979) and a Distinguished Scholar of the ________ (1984).
University of California, Los AngelesCalifornia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of California, San DiegoUniversity of Southern California

Question 4: [17] From 1942 to 1944, at the ________, he was a member of the faculty of the Institute of Meteorology and taught statistics in the Department of Economics.
Northwestern UniversityIllinois Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoUniversity of Chicago

Question 5: About 1942 his advisors were ________ and Tjalling Koopmans at the Cowles Commission for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago,[18] now the Cowles Foundation at Yale University.
Harry MarkowitzKenneth ArrowLeonid HurwiczJacob Marschak

Question 6: Hurwicz said, "I hope that others who deserve it also got it." When asked which of all the applications of mechanism design he was most pleased to see he said ________.
Market failureJEL classification codesMarket structureWelfare economics

Question 7: [7] Hurwicz and his family experienced persecution by both the ________ and Nazis,[8] as he again became a refugee when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939.
Russian Social Democratic Labour PartyBolshevikMenshevikVladimir Lenin

Question 8: [15] After moving to the United States he continued his studies at ________ and the University of Chicago.
Rutgers UniversityBrown UniversityHarvard UniversityHarvard Crimson

Question 9: Hurwicz was born in Moscow, Russia to a ________ family a few months before the October Revolution.
KabbalahJudaismSamaritanJews

Question 10: [14] He was also a research professor of economics and mathematical statistics at the University of Illinois, a consultant to the ________ Corporation through the University of Chicago and a consultant to the U.S. Bureau of the Budget.
Donald RumsfeldCouncil on Foreign RelationsRANDFrank Carlucci







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