James A. Mirrlees


James A. Mirrlees

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James A. Mirrlees
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1996

Born: 5 July 1936, Minnigaff, Scotland

Died: 29 August 2018, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prize motivation: "for their fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information."

Contribution: Pioneering work on economic incentives in situations involving incomplete, or asymmetrical, information. Specialized in optimal taxation.

Prize share: 1/2

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