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|John von Neumann Award|
|Awarded for||Influential contributions to research in exact social sciences, effect on research directions of the College.|
|Presented by||Rajk László College for Advanced Studies|
The John von Neumann Award, named after John von Neumann is given annually by the Rajk László College for Advanced Studies (Budapest, Hungary), to an outstanding scholar in the exact social sciences, whose works have had substantial influence over a long period of time on the studies and intellectual activity of the students of the college. The award was established in 1994 and is given annually. In 2013, separately from the annual prize, Kenneth J. Arrow was given the Honorary John von Neumann Award.
This award differentiates itself from other scientific awards on the basis that it is given by students of economics and various social science, decided after a long deliberation process. The students select the nominees and vote for the prize-winner in the Assembly of the College after a review and debate regarding the pre-selected names.
Source: Rajk László College of Advanced Studies
|1995||John Harsanyi||UC Berkeley||United States|
|1996||Hal Varian||University of Michigan||United States|
|1997||János Kornai||Harvard University; Collegium Budapest||Hungary|
|1998||Jean Tirole||Toulouse School of Economics||France|
|1999||Oliver E. Williamson||UC Berkeley||United States|
|2001||Avinash K. Dixit||Princeton University||India; United States|
|2002||Jon Elster||Columbia University||Norway|
|2003||Maurice Obstfeld||UC Berkeley||United States|
|2004||Gary Becker||University of Chicago||United States|
|2005||Glenn Loury||Brown University||United States|
|2006||Matthew Rabin||UC Berkeley||United States|
|2007||Daron Acemoglu||MIT||Turkey; United States|
|2008||Kevin M. Murphy||University of Chicago||United States|
|2009||Philippe Aghion||Harvard University||France|
|2010||Tim Besley||London School of Economics||United Kingdom|
|2011||Joshua Angrist||MIT||United States|
|2013||Esther Duflo||MIT||France; United States|
|20131||Kenneth J. Arrow||Stanford University||United States|
|2014||Emmanuel Saez||UC Berkeley||France; United States|
|2015||Matthew O. Jackson||Stanford University||United States|
|2016||Alvin E. Roth||Stanford University||United States|
|2017||Richard H. Thaler||University of Chicago||United States|
|2018||Dani Rodrik||Harvard University||Turkey; United States|
|2019||Susan Athey||Stanford University||United States|
|2020||Mariana Mazzucato||University College London||Italy; United States|
1 Received honorary prize.
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