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

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Announcement of the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic sciences 2008

The Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel is the prize committee for the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences,[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.

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[edit]

The current members of the 2013 Prize Committee are:

  • Per Krusell, Chairman
  • Peter Englund, Secretary
  • Tore Ellingsen
  • Peter Gärdenfors
  • John Hassler
  • Eva Mörk
  • Mats Persson
  • Torsten Persson
  • Tomas Sjöström
  • Per Strömberg

Secretary[edit]

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

Former members[edit]

Economics Prize Committee members from 1969–1984[3]
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[4]

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
Economics Prize Committee members from 1998–2008[5][6][7]
Name Years Affiliation
Jörgen Weibull 1998–2007

Chairman 2004–2007[8]

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

Secretary 1996–1997, 2002–[9]

Professor of Banking and Insurance
Stockholm School of Economics
Lars Calmfors 1996–1998, 2003–2007[10] Professor of International Economics
Stockholm University
Bertil Näslund 1999[11] Professor
Stockholm School of Economics
Per Krusell 2003–

Adjunct member 2003–2004[12]

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[13]

Bertil Holmlund Adjunct member 1998–2001, 2005–2006

Chairman 2008[14]

Professor of Economics

Uppsala University

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, accessed 2010-05-28
  2. ^ a b Nobelprize.org: Prize Awarder for the Prize in Economics, accessed 2010-06-19
  3. ^ Lindbeck, Assar (March 1985). "The Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel". Journal of Economic Literature 23 (1): 37–56. JSTOR 2725543. 
  4. ^ Gylfason, Thorvaldur (2005-01-27). "An Interview with Assar Lindbeck" (PDF). Macroeconomic Dynamics 10 (1): 101–130. doi:10.1017/S1365100506050024. 
  5. ^ "The Economics Prize Committee: The Economics Prize Committee 2006". Nobel Foundation. Archived from the original on 2006-12-23. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  6. ^ "The Economics Prize Committee: The Economics Prize Committee 2007". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  7. ^ "Kommittén för priset i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne" (in Swedish). Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 2008-05-04. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  8. ^ Jönsson, Peter (2007-12-17). "Jörgen Weibull: Har delat ut sitt sista pris" (in Swedish). Ekonominyheterna.se. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  9. ^ "Peter Englund: Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Stockholm School of Economics. Archived from the original on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  10. ^ "Lars Calmfors: Positions and exams". Stockholm University. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  11. ^ "The Beauty (Pageant?) of Economics". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  12. ^ "PER KRUSELL" (PDF). Princeton University. Archived from the original on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  13. ^ "Timo Teräsvirta". School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  14. ^ "Bertil Holmlund: Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Department of Economics, Stockholm University. Retrieved 2008-01-09.