Average Age for a Laureate in Economic Sciences

The ages in the graphs below refers to how old the Laureates were the year they were awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences. The average age when awarded is 67 for all the Laureates in Economic Sciences between 1969 and 2014. The most frequent age bracket is 60-64. To date, the youngest Laureate in Economic Sciences is Kenneth J. Arrow, who was 51 years old when he was awarded in 1972.

Percent and number of Laureates in Economic Sciences in different age brackets

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Age interval [years]



Average age of Laureates in Economic Sciences during the past century

Age [years]
Decade [years]



Average age of Nobel Laureate per prize category

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