George J. Stigler
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1982
Born: 17 January 1911, Renton, WA, USA
Died: 1 December 1991, Chicago, IL, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Prize motivation: "for his seminal studies of industrial structures, functioning of markets and causes and effects of public regulation."
Contribution: Fundamental contributions to the study of market processes and the analysis of the structure of industries.
Prize share: 1/1
Their work and discoveries range from the formation of black holes and genetic scissors to efforts to combat hunger and develop new auction formats.
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