Date of Birth: 1929
Place of birth: Verviers
Dresen participated in the creation of several organizations that served as the strengthening of economic research in Europe (Europe), in particular, of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, CORE), the European doctoral program for quantitative economics (European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics, EDP) and the European economic Association. So, CORE was founded in 1966 and quickly became a leading research center of international importance. Dresen was the initiator, organizer and first director and long time - the president of the center. His extensive contacts have been crucial in providing external support and to attract foreign staff of the center. According to the Israeli mathematician Robert Aumann (Robert Aumann), CORE is a unique breeding ground, a place where as a result of the joint work there, and develop stronger new ideas. CORE research results are dazzling - More than 110 books have been published since 1966, 125 doctoral theses, published more than 1,700 articles, and on average, for discussion in the year receives about 85 documents. In addition, the research center served as a model that successfully adopted by other European countries.
Jacques Dresen was born in 1929 in the city of Verviers (Verviers, Belgium) on the border with Germany (Germany) and studied in located not far from his home town of Liege University (Universit & # 233; de Li & # 232; ge), received a bachelor`s degree in economics . Doctoral dissertation he defended in New York`s Columbia University (Columbia University), and the theme of his work was `The process of making individual decisions in a partially controlled neopredelennosti` (Individual Decision Making under Partially Controllable Uncertainty) under the leadership of Nobel laureate 1996, American economist William Vickrey (William Vickrey). His first job in the academic field Dresen received a Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh), but after the first year, he returned to Europe and in 1958 joined the faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain (Universite Catholique de Louvain). In Louvain Catholic Dresen he taught until 1989, when at the age of 60 years decided to retire from teaching and administrative activities and devote themselves to active investigations. In addition, he was a visiting professor at Northwestern University (Northwestern University), the University of Chicago (University of Chicago) and Cornell University (Cornell University).
Jacques Dresen five sons, one of whom, Jean Dresen (Jean Dr & # 232; ze, born in 1959.), Following in the footsteps of his father and chose the profession of economist - he is known for his work on poverty and hunger in India (India) as well as an activist movement to fight hunger. Jean has lived and worked in India, accepted the citizenship of this country and is often collaborating with Nobel Prize winner, the Indian economist Amartya Sen (Amartya Sen). Another son, Xavier Dresen (Xavier Dr & # 232; ze), teaches marketing at the University of California in Los Angeles (University of California, Los Angeles).
Dresen - honorary foreign member of the American Economic Association (American Economic Association) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (American Academy of Arts and Sciences), a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences (National Academy of Sciences) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences), as well as a corresponding member of the British Academy (British Academy).