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The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1996
James A. Mirrlees, William Vickrey

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James A. Mirrlees - Facts

James A. Mirrlees

James A. Mirrlees

Born: 5 July 1936, Minnigaff, Scotland

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prize motivation: "for their fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information"

Field: economics of information

Contribution: Pioneering work on economic incentives in situations involving incomplete, or asymmetrical, information. Specialized in auction theory.

Prize share: 1/2

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