Prize announcement

Announcement of the 2019 Prize in Economic Sciences by Professor Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on 14 October 2019.

Interview about the awarded work

“This research could reduce global poverty”

Immediately after the announcement on 14 October 2019, Jakob Svensson, member of the Prize Committee for Economic Sciences, was interviewed by freelance journalist Fanny Härgestam regarding the 2019 Sveriges Riksbanks Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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