Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

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The Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel is the prize committee for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, [1] and fills the same role as the Nobel Committees does for the Nobel Prizes. This means that the Committee is responsible for proposing laureates for the Prize. [2] The Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel is appointed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It usually consists of Swedish professors of economics or related subjects who are members of the Academy, although the Academy in principle could appoint anyone to the Committee. Two of the members of the founding committee as well as later members of the committee had also been associated with the Mont Pelerin Society. [3]

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The Committee is a working body without decision power, and the final decision to award the Prize is taken by the entire Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, after having a first discussion in the Academy's Class for Social Sciences. [2]

Current members

The six members of the 2014 Prize Committee are:

Tore Ellingsen is a Norwegian economist active in Sweden.

Björn Peter Gärdenfors is professor of cognitive science at the University of Lund, Sweden. He is member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and recipient of the Gad Rausing Prize. He received his doctorate from Lund University in 1974. Internationally, he is one of Sweden's most notable philosophers. In 2009, he was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.[1] and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is member of Deutsche Akademie für Naturforscher and of Academia Europaea. In 2014 Björn Peter Gärdenfors was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz.[2] He was Member of the Prize Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2011-2017.

Torsten Persson is a Swedish economist at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University. He has also taught in England, the United States, and Israel. He has collaborated extensively with Guido Tabellini.

The Committee also has four associate members, who can be consulted for their expertise:

Secretary

The secretary takes part in the meeting, but can not cast a vote unless the secretary is also a member of the Committee.

Lars Erik Oscar Svensson, is a Swedish economist. He was on the faculty of Princeton University 2001–2009. Since May 2013, he is Affiliated Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. Since 2009 he is Affiliated Professor at Stockholm University. He has published significant research in macroeconomics, especially monetary economics, international trade and general equilibrium theory. He is among the most influential economists in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc. He is a well-known proponent of price path targeting, a topic on which he published significant research.

Peter Englund (economist) Swedish economist

Peter Englund, is a Swedish economist. He was professor at Uppsala University 1988-1998 and is professor at the Stockholm School of Economics since 1998.

Former members

Economics Prize Committee members from 1969–1984 [4]
Name Years Affiliation
Bertil Ohlin Chairman 1969–1974 Stockholm School of Economics
Erik Lundberg 1969–1979

Chairman 1975–1979
Associate member 1980–

Stockholm School of Economics
Ingvar Svennilson 1969–1971 University of Stockholm
Herman Wold 1969–1980 University of Uppsala

University of Gothenburg

Assar Lindbeck 1969–1994

Chairman 1980–1994 [5]

University of Stockholm
Ragnar Bentzel 1975–1990

Secretary 1969–1980, 1982–

University of Uppsala
Sune Carlson 1972–1979

Associate member 1980–

University of Uppsala
Lars Werin 1980–

Secretary 1981
Associate member 1975–1979

University of Stockholm
Ingemar Ståhl 1980– University of Lund
Karl-Göran Mäler 1981– Stockholm School of Economics

Karl Gustav Jöreskog is a Swedish statistician. Jöreskog is a Professor Emeritus at Uppsala University, and a co-author of the LISREL statistical program. He is also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Jöreskog received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in Uppsala University. He is also a former student of Herman Wold. He was a statistician at Educational Testing Service (ETS) and a visiting professor at Princeton University.

Economics Prize Committee members from 1998–2008 [6] [7] [8]
Name Years Affiliation
Jörgen Weibull 1998–2007

Chairman 2004–2007 [9]

A.O. Wallenberg Professor of Economics
Stockholm School of Economics
Peter Englund 1993–1995

Secretary 1996–1997, 2002– [10]

Professor of Banking and Insurance
Stockholm School of Economics
Lars Calmfors 1996–1998, 2003–2007 [11] Professor of International Economics
Stockholm University
Bertil Näslund 1999 [12] Professor
Stockholm School of Economics
Per Krusell 2003–

Adjunct member 2003–2004 [13]

Professor of Economics
Princeton University
Karl-Gustaf Löfgren 2002–2007

Associate member 1993–1995

Professor of Economics
Umeå University
Timo Teräsvirta 2003?- Professor of Economic Statistics (emeritus)
Stockholm School of Economics

Professor of Econometrics
School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus [14]

Bertil Holmlund Adjunct member 1998–2001, 2005–2006

Chairman 2008 [15]

Professor of Economics

Uppsala University

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