|Who is it?||Nobel Prize Winner in Economics|
|Birth Day||June 21, 1914|
|Birth Place||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, United States|
|Age||106 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||11 October 1996(1996-10-11) (aged 82)\nHarrison, New York, USA|
|School or tradition||Post Keynesian economics|
|Alma mater||Columbia University Yale University|
|Doctoral advisor||Carl Shoup Robert M. Haig|
|Doctoral students||David Colander Jacques Drèze|
|Influences||Henry George Harold Hotelling John Maynard Keynes|
|Contributions||Vickrey auction Revenue equivalence theorem Congestion pricing|
|Awards||Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (1996)|
Vickrey was born in Victoria, British Columbia and attended high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. After obtaining his B.S. in Mathematics at Yale University in 1935, he went on to complete his M.A. in 1937 and Ph.D. in 1948 at Columbia University, where he remained for most of his career.
Vickrey married to Cecile Thompson in 1951. He was a Quaker and a member of Scarsdale Friends Meeting. He died in Harrison, New York in 1996 from heart failure.