The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1990
Harry M. Markowitz, Merton H. Miller, William F. Sharpe
William F. Sharpe
Born: 16 June 1934, Boston, MA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for their pioneering work in the theory of financial economics"
Field: financial economics
Contribution: Developed a general theory for the pricing of financial assets.