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The Price in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel - 1969-1998

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  • Lindbeck, A.

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In conjunction with its tercentenary celebrations in 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Bank of Sweden) instituted a new award, "The Central Bank of Sweden price in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel" on the basis of an economic commitment by the bank in perpetuity. Which criteria have guided the awards so far? And what have been the main problems when selecting the laureates? It is useful to start a discussion of these issues with a rough classification of the various types of economics prize awards given so far. Then it may be also useful to determine the main problems and difficulties in choosing laureates.

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  • Lindbeck, A., 1999. "The Price in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel - 1969-1998," Papers 668, Stockholm - International Economic Studies.
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    1. Stigler, George J, 1984. " Economics-The Imperial Science?," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 86(3), pages 301-313.
    2. Quandt, Richard E, 1976. "Some Quantitative Aspects of the Economics Journal Literature," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 84(4), pages 741-755, August.
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    SCIENCE ; ECONOMICS ; MOTIVATION;

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    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • B10 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - General
    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General

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