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The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020

The 2020 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.”

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) established this Prize in memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize.
  • The oldest Laureate in Economic Sciences to date is Leonid Hurwicz, who was 90 years old when he was awarded in 2007. He is also the oldest Laureate to be awarded in all Prize categories.
  • To date, the youngest Laureate in Economic Sciences is Esther Duflo followed by Kenneth J. Arrow, who was 51 years old when he was awarded in 1972.
  • Elinor Ostrom was the first female Laureate in Economic Sciences. Elinor Ostrom was awarded the Prize in 2009.
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