Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2013
The Prize in Economic Sciences has been Awarded to 74 Laureates since 1969
In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) established the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize. The Prize is based on a donation received by the Nobel Foundation in 1968 from Sveriges Riksbank on the occasion of the Bank’s 300th anniversary. The first Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen in 1969.
The Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden, according to the same principles as for the Nobel Prizes that have been awarded since 1901.
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Did You Know?
45 Prizes in Economic Sciences have been awarded since 1969.
22 Prizes in Economic Sciences have been awarded to one Laureate only
1 woman have been awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences so far, Elinor Ostrom, in 2009.
51 years was the age of the youngest Laureate in Economic Sciences ever, Kenneth J. Arrow, who was awarded in 1972.
90 years was Leonid Hurwicz when he was awarded the Prize – the oldest Laureate in Economic Sciences ever.
67 is the average age of the Laureates in Economic Sciences the year they were awarded the prize.