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Economics Nobel Prizes

Below are all Economics Nobel Prizes with links to their RePEc/IDEAS profiles. Most of these profiles are maintained by the RePEc author registration team. Others economists are welcome to register by themselves at RePEc.

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Compilation of publications of all Nobel Prize laureates.

Documents from the Nobel Foundation relative to Economics.


CLAUDIA GOLDIN, for having advanced our understanding of women's labor market outcomes.


BEN BERNANKE, DOUGLAS DIAMOND and PHILIP DYBVIG, for research on banks and financial crises.


DAVID CARD, for his empirical contributions to labour economics, JOSHUA ANGRIST and GUIDO IMBENS, for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.


PAUL MILGROM and ROBERT WILSON, for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.


ABHIJIT BANERJEE, ESTHER DUFLO, and MICHAEL KREMER, for their experimental approach to alleviating poverty.


WILLIAM NORDHAUS, for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis, and PAUL ROMER, for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.


RICHARD THALER, for his contributions to behavioral economics.


OLIVER HART and BENGT HOLMSTRÖM, for their contributions to contract theory.


ANGUS DEATON, for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare


JEAN TIROLE, for his analysis of market power and regulation


EUGENE F. FAMA, LARS PETER HANSEN, and ROBERT J. SHILLER, for their empirical analysis of asset prices


ALVIN E. ROTH and LLOYD S. SHAPLEY, for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design


THOMAS J. SARGENT and CHRISTOPHER A. SIMS, for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy


PETER A. DIAMOND, DALE T. MORTENSEN and CHRISTOPHER A. PISSARIDES, for their analysis of markets with search frictions


ELINOR OSTROM, for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons, and OLIVER E. WILLIAMSON, for his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm


PAUL KRUGMAN, for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.


LEONID HURWICZ, ERIC S. MASKIN and ROGER B. MYERSON, for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory.


EDMUND S. PHELPS, for his analysis of intertemporal tradeoffs in macroeconomic policy.


ROBERT J. AUMANN and THOMAS C. SCHELLING, for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis.


FINN E. KYDLAND and EDWARD C. PRESCOTT, for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles.


ROBERT F. ENGLE, for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH), and CLIVE W. J. GRANGER, for methods of analyzing economic time series with common trends (cointegration).


DANIEL KAHNEMAN, for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty, and VERNON L. SMITH, for having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical economic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms.


GEORGE A. AKERLOF, A. MICHAEL SPENCE, and JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ, for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information.


JAMES J. HECKMAN for his development of theory and methods for analyzing selective samples and DANIEL L. MCFADDEN for his development of theory and methods for analyzing discrete choice.


ROBERT A. MUNDELL for his analysis of monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes and his analysis of optimum currency areas.


AMARTYA SEN for his contributions to welfare economics.


ROBERT C. MERTON and MYRON S. SCHOLES for a new method to determine the value of derivatives.


JAMES A. MIRRLEES and WILLIAM VICKREY for their fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information.


ROBERT E. LUCAS for having developed and applied the hypothesis of rational expectations, and thereby having transformed macroeconomic analysis and deepened our understanding of economic policy.


JOHN C. HARSANYI, JOHN F. NASH and REINHARD SELTEN for their pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games.


ROBERT W. FOGEL and DOUGLASS C. NORTH for having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantitative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change.


GARY S. BECKER for having extended the domain of microeconomic analysis to a wide range of human behaviour and interaction, including nonmarket behaviour.


RONALD H. COASE for his discovery and clarification of the significance of transaction costs and property rights for the institutional structure and functioning of the economy.


HARRY M. MARKOWITZ, MERTON M. MILLER and WILLIAM F. SHARPE for their pioneering work in the theory of financial economics.


TRYGVE HAAVELMO for his clarification of the probability theory foundations of econometrics and his analyses of simultaneous economic structures.


MAURICE ALLAIS for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources.


ROBERT M. SOLOW for his contributions to the theory of economic growth.


JAMES M. BUCHANAN for his development of the contractual and constitutional bases for the theory of economic and political decision-making.


FRANCO MODIGLIANI for his pioneering analyses of saving and of financial markets.


RICHARD STONE for having made fundamental contributions to the development of systems of national accounts and hence greatly improved the basis for empirical economic analysis.


GERARD DEBREU for having incorporated new analytical methods into economic theory and for his rigorous reformulation of the theory of general equilibrium.


GEORGE J. STIGLER for his seminal studies of industrial structures, functioning of markets and causes and effects of public regulation.


JAMES TOBIN for his analysis of financial markets and their relations to expenditure decisions, employment, production and prices.


LAWRENCE R. KLEIN for the creation of econometric models and the application to the analysis of economic fluctuations and economic policies.


THEODORE W. SCHULTZ and ARTHUR LEWIS for their pioneering research into economic development research with particular consideration of the problems of developing countries.


HERBERT A. SIMON for his pioneering research into the decision-making process within economic organizations.


BERTIL OHLIN and JAMES E. MEADE for their pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements.


MILTON FRIEDMAN for his achievements in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy.


LEONID VITALIYEVICH KANTOROVICH and TJALLING C. KOOPMANS for their contributions to the theory of optimum allocation of resources.


GUNNAR MYRDAL and FRIEDRICH AUGUST VON HAYEK for their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena.


WASSILY LEONTIEF for the development of the input-output method and for its application to important economic problems.


JOHN R. HICKS and KENNETH J. ARROW for their pioneering contributions to general economic equilibrium theory and welfare theory.


SIMON KUZNETS for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development.


PAUL A. SAMUELSON for the scientific work through which he has developed static and dynamic economic theory and actively contributed to raising the level of analysis in economic science.


RAGNAR FRISCH and JAN TINBERGEN for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes.
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