James Clark MOORE, economist in the field of Microeconomic Theory; Welfare Theory; Economics of Uncertainty and Information.
MOORE, James Clark was born in 1936 in Dow City, Iowa, United States of America.
Bachelor of Arts University Nebraska, Omaha, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy University Minnesota, 1968.
Assistant Professor of Economics, University Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 1965-1969. Association Professor of Economics, Purdue University,
76. Visiting, Center Mathematics Studies Economics and Management Science, Northwestern University, 1975.
Professor of Economics, Krannert School Management, Purdue University, Indiana, since 1976.
An early interest in the theory of constrained maximisation evolved into an interest in the theory of welfare criteria used in economics. This resulted (in collaboration with J. S. Chipman) in the analysis, in a general equilibrium context, of the compensation principle, real national income, and social welfare functions. Also with J. S. Chipman, I developed a general framework for the analysis of consumers’ surplus concepts.
In the area of general equilibrium, have analysed the extent to which nonconvexities are consistent with the existence of general competitive equilibrium, and have established what is apparently the only known set of sufficient conditions for the existence of general competitive equilibrium when exchange is necessitated by spe-
cialisation (individual consumer endowments are not necessarily elements of the respective consumption sets). More recently, have been working on the theory of measurement and its applications to economics, and on the economics of information.