The Riksbank’s Prize in Economic Sciences
Sveriges Riksbank’s Prize in Economic Sciences was established in connection with the Riksbank’s 300th anniversary in 1968. The prize is awarded every year to a person or persons in the field of economic sciences who have produced work of outstanding importance. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences appoints the prize-winner(s) according to the same principles as for the Nobel Prizes. The prize amount is also the same as for the Nobel Prizes, wich in 2012 was set at SEK
8 million, and is paid by the Riksbank. If there is more than one winner, the prize amount is shared equally between them.
The prize has been awarded every year since 1969.
In 2016 the prize was awarded to Oliver Hart, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and Bengt Holmström, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA for their contributions to contract theory.
Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, Robert J. Shiller
Alvin E. Roth, Lloyd S. Shapley
Thomas J. Sargent, Christopher A. Sims
Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen, Christopher A. Pissarides
Elinor Ostrom, Oliver E. Williamson
Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S. Maskin, Roger B. Myerson
Edmund S. Phelps
Robert J. Aumann, Thomas C. Schelling
Finn E. Kydland, Edward C. Prescott
Robert F. Engle III, Clive W.J. Granger
Daniel Kahneman, Vernon L. Smith
George A. Akerlof, A. Michael Spence, Joseph E. Stiglitz
James J. Heckman, Daniel L. McFadden
Robert A. Mundell
Robert C. Merton, Myron S. Scholes
James A. Mirrlees, William Vickrey
Robert E. Lucas Jr.
John C. Harsanyi, John F. Nash Jr., Reinhard Selten
Robert W. Fogel, Douglass C. North
Gary S. Becker
Ronald H. Coase
Harry M. Markowitz, Merton H. Miller, William F. Sharpe
Robert M. Solow
James M. Buchanan Jr.
George J. Stigler
Lawrence R. Klein
Theodore W. Schultz, Sir Arthur Lewis
Herbert A. Simon
Bertil Ohlin, James E. Meade
Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich, Tjalling C. Koopmans
Gunnar Myrdal, Friedrich August von Hayek
John R. Hicks, Kenneth J. Arrow
Paul A. Samuelson
Ragnar Frisch, Jan Tinbergen
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