Top 10 Nobel Prize Laureates in Economic Sciences

The Top Ten

1 Milton Friedman

1976 winner: "for his achievements in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy". - Metal_Treasure

2 Gunnar Myrdal and Friedrich August von Hayek

1974 winners: "for their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena". - Metal_Treasure

3 Paul Samuelson

1970 winner: "for the scientific work through which he has developed static and dynamic economic theory and actively contributed to raising the level of analysis in economic science". - Metal_Treasure

4 Gary Becker

1992 winner: "for having extended the domain of microeconomic analysis to a wide range of human behaviour and interaction, including nonmarket behaviour". - Metal_Treasure

5 Wassily Leontief

1973 winner: "for the development of the input-output method and for its application to important economic problems". - Metal_Treasure

6 Amartya Sen

1998 winner: "for his contributions to welfare economics". - Metal_Treasure

7 Daniel Kahneman

2002 winner: "for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty". - Metal_Treasure

8 Robert Merton and Myron Scholes

1997 winners: "for a new method to determine the value of derivatives". - Metal_Treasure

9 Angus Deaton

2015 winner: "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare". - Metal_Treasure

10 Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson

2007 winners: "for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory". - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Simon Kuznets

1971 winner: "for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development" - Metal_Treasure

12 Bertil Ohlin and James Meade

1977 winners: "for their pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements". - Metal_Treasure

13 Lawrence Klein

1980 winner: "for the creation of econometric models and the application to the analysis of economic fluctuations and economic policies". - Metal_Treasure

14 Franco Modigliani

1985 winner: "for his pioneering analyses of saving and of financial markets". - Metal_Treasure

15 Harry Markowitz, Merton Miller and William Sharpe

1990 winners: "for their pioneering work in the theory of financial economics". - Metal_Treasure

16 Robert Fogel and Douglass North

1993 winners: "for having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantitative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change". - Metal_Treasure

17 George Akerlof, A. Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz

2001 winners: "for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information". - Metal_Treasure

18 Robert Aumann and Thomas Schelling

2005 winners: "for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis". - Metal_Treasure

19 James Mirrlees and William Vickrey

1996: "for their fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information". - Metal_Treasure

20 Gerard Debreu

1983: "for having incorporated new analytical methods into economic theory and for his rigorous reformulation of the theory of general equilibrium". - Metal_Treasure

21 John Nash John Forbes Nash Jr. was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations.
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