Ken-Ichi Inada

Ken-Ichi Inada
Native name 稲田 献一
Born (1925-03-08)March 8, 1925
Gunma, Japan
Died May 17, 2002(2002-05-17) (aged 77)
Ninomiya, Kanagawa, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Institution Tokyo Metropolitan University
Osaka University
Alma mater University of Tokyo (B.S. 1947)
Contributions Inada conditions
Awards Medal with Purple Ribbon (1989)
Order of the Sacred Treasure, 2nd class (1997)

Ken-Ichi Inada (稲田 献一 Inada Ken'ichi, March 8, 1925 – May 17, 2002) was a Japanese economist.

Beginning in the 1950s, Inada wrote a number of important papers on welfare economics, economic growth and international trade. His contributions include an early extension of Kenneth Arrow's impossibility theorem on the existence of a social welfare function (1955). Inada's extension of the Stolper–Samuelson theorem to the many-good, many-factor case is also considered as a classic piece in trade theory (1971).

Inada has taught at universities including Osaka University and Tokyo Metropolitan University, served as a member of the honorary board of editors for the Japanese Economic Review since its first publishing in 1995, as well as being elected president of the Japanese Economic Association in 1980.

He is known for the Inada conditions on a production function that can guarantee the stability of an economic growth path in a neoclassical growth model.

Selected journal articles

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