The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1977
Born: 23 April 1899, Klippan, Sweden
Died: 3 August 1979, Vålådalen, Sweden
Affiliation at the time of the award: Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Prize motivation: "for their pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements."
Contribution: Founder of the modern theory of international trade.
Prize share: 1/2
Their work and discoveries range from the formation of black holes and genetic scissors to efforts to combat hunger and develop new auction formats.
See them all presented here.