Harry M. Markowitz
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1990
Born: 24 August 1927, Chicago, IL, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
Prize motivation: "for their pioneering work in the theory of financial economics."
Contribution: Constructed a micro theory of portfolio management for individual wealth holders.
Prize share: 1/3
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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