All Laureates in Economic Sciences
See all Laureates in Economic Sciences and why they were awarded the Prize.
Number: 46 Prizes to 75 Laureates
Prizes to one Laureate only: 23
Awarded women: 1
Average of a Laureate in Economic Sciences: 67
In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden's central bank) established the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize. The Prize is based on a donation received by the Nobel Foundation in 1968 from Sveriges Riksbank on the occasion of the Bank's 300th anniversary. The first Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen in 1969.
The Prize in Economic Sciences is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden, according to the same principles as for the Nobel Prizes that have been awarded since 1901.
Jean Tirole talks about what brought him to study economics: the combination of the rigorous mathematics and the human aspect of social sciences.
Read Jean Tirole's speech from the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for the Physics and Chemistry diplomas, and since 1969 also for the Economic Sciences diploma.
In this interview Dr. John Nash, 1994 Laureate in Economic Sciences, talks about the impact the Prize had on his life, his talent for mathematics as a child, and shares his thoughts about the movie on his life, A Beautiful Mind.
Daniel Kahneman, awarded the 2002 Prize, integrated insights from psychology into economics, thereby laying the foundation for a new field of research. His held his Prize Lecture Maps of Bounded Rationality on 8 December 2002.
In this interview, 2009 Laureates Elinor Ostrom and Oliver E. Williamson talk about their research.