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Robert W. Fogel
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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