James M. Buchanan Jr.
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1986
Born: 3 October 1919, Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Died: 9 January 2013, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Center for Study of Public Choice, Fairfax, VA, USA
Prize motivation: "for his development of the contractual and constitutional bases for the theory of economic and political decision-making."
Contribution: Contributions to the theory of political decision-making and public economics.
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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