Number of Prizes in Economic Sciences

Number of Laureates in Economic Sciences

Average age of Laureates in Economic Sciences

**2016**

**Oliver Hart**

**Bengt Holmström**

for their contributions to contract theory

**2015**

**Angus Deaton**

for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare

**2013**

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**Eugene F. Fama**

**Lars Peter Hansen**

**Robert J. Shiller**

for their empirical analysis of asset prices

**2012**

**Alvin E. Roth**

**Lloyd S. Shapley**

for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design

**2011**

**Thomas J. Serpent**

**Christopher A. Sims**

for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy

**2010**

**Peter A. Diamond**

**Dale T. Mortensen**

for their analysis of markets with search frictions

**2009**

**Elinor Ostrom**

**Oliver E. Williamson**

**Ostrom**

for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons**Williamson**for his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm

**2008**

**Paul Krugman**

for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity

**2007**

**Leonid Hurwicz**

**Eric S. Maskin**

**Roger B. Mayerson**

for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory

**2006**

**Edmund S. Phelps**

for his analysis of intertemporal tradeoffs in macroeconomic policy

**2005**

**Robert J. Aumann**

**Thomas C. Schelling**

for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis

**2004**

**Finn E. Kydland**

**Edward C. Prescott**

**2003**

**Robert F. Engle**

**Clive Granger**

__Engle__

for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH)

**Granger**

for methods of analyzing economic time series with common trends (cointegration)

**2002**

**Vernon L. Smith**

**Kahnemann**

for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty

**Smith**

for having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical economic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms

**2001**

**George Akerlof**

**Michael Spence**

**Joseph E. Stiglitz**

for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information

**2000**

**James Heckman**

**Daniel McFadden**

**Heckman**

for his development of theory and methods for analyzing selective samples **McFadden**

for his development of theory and methods for analyzing discrete choice

**1999**

**Robert Mundell**

**1997**

**Robert C. Merton**

**Myron Scholes**

for a new method to determine the value of derivatives

**1996**

**James Mirrlees**

**William Vickrey**

**1995**

**Robert Lucas**

**1994**

**John Harsanyi**

**John Forbes Nash**

**Reinhard Selten**

for their pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games

**1993**

**Robert Fogel**

**1992**

**1991**

**Ronald Coase**

**1990**

**Harry Markowitz**

**Merton Miller**

**William F. Sharpe**

for their pioneering work in the theory of financial economics

**1989**

**Trygve Haavelmoaurice**

for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources

**1988**

**MauriceAllais**

for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources

**1987**

**Robert Solow**

for his contributions to the theory of economic growth

**1986**

**James M. Buchanan**

**1984**

**Richard Stone**

**1983**

**Gérard Debreu**

**1982**

**George Stigler**

**1981**

**James Tobin**

**1980**

**Lawrence Klein**

**1979**

**Theodore Shultz**

**Arthur Lewis**

**1978**

**Herbert A. Simon**

for his pioneering research into the decision-making process within economic organizations

**1977**

**James Meade**

**Bertil Ohlin**

**1976**

**1975**

**Leonid Kantorovich**

**Tjalling Koopmans**

for their contributions to the theory of optimum allocation of resources

**1974**

**Gunnar Myrdal**

**1973**

**Wassily Leontief**

**1972**

**John Hicks**

for their pioneering contributions to general economic equilibrium theory and welfare theory

**1971**

**1970**

**1969**

**Ragnar Frisch**

**Jan Tinbergen**

for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes