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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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William Vickrey - Facts

William Vickrey

William Vickrey

Born: 21 June 1914, Victoria, BC, Canada

Died: 11 October 1996, Harrison, NY, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

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

Field: economics of information

Contribution: Developed methods of analyzing the problems of incomplete, or asymmetrical, information. Specialized in work in optimal taxation.

Prize share: 1/2

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