Robert W. Fogel

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Robert W. Fogel

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Robert W. Fogel
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1993

Born: 1 July 1927, New York, NY, USA

Died: 11 June 2013, Oak Lawn, IL, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Prize motivation: "for having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantitative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change."

Contribution: Clarified the role of the railways for the development of the economy in the United States, and the economic role of slavery.

Prize share: 1/2

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