Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation
The Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation is a charitable foundation whose aims are to promote Finnish research in economics and medicine and to maintain and support educational and research facilities in Finland. It was established in 1954 by the wife of Yrjö Jahnsson, Hilma Jahnsson. It supports the award of the Yrjö Jahnsson Award and Yrjö Jahnsson Lecture series. These lectures have been delivered by noteworthy economists since 1963. 10 of the Yrjö Jahnsson Lecture series scholars have gone on to win the Nobel prize in economics, making it a top predictor for future recipients.
The Yrjö Jahnsson Lecture series
- 1963 Kenneth J. Arrow Aspects of the Theory of Risk-Bearing
- 1967 Assar Lindbeck Monetary-Fiscal Analysis and General Equilibrium
- 1968 L.R. Klein An Essay on the Theory of Economic Prediction
- 1970 Harry G. Johnson The Two-Sector Model of General Equilibrium
- 1973 John Hicks The Crisis in Keynesian Economics
- 1976 Edmond Malinvaud The Theory of Unemployment Reconsidered
- 1978 James Tobin Asset Accumulation and Economic Activity
- 1980 János Kornai Growth, Shortage and Efficiency
- 1983 Jacques H. Drèze Labour Management, Contracts and Capital Markets
- 1985 Robert E. Lucas Models of Business Cycles
- 1987 Amartya Sen Rational Behaviour
- 1990 A.B. Atkinson Poverty in Europe
- 1992 Bengt Holmström Models of the Firm
- 1996 Paul R. Krugman Economic Theory and the East Asia Miracle
- 1999 Hans-Werner Sinn The New Systems Competition
- 2002 Alvin Roth The Timing of Transactions: Strategic behavior, and market performance
- 2005 Ricardo Caballero Macroeconomics and Restructuring in the Global Economy
- 2007 Peter Diamond Thinking about Taxes
- 2010 Tim Besley, Torsten Persson Pillars of Prosperity: The political economics of state building
- 2012 John A. List Using Field Experiments in Economics
- 2015 Nicholas Bloom, John van Reenen Management and the Wealth of Nations
Yrjö Jahnsson Award
The Yrjö Jahnsson Award is a biennial award given by the Finnish Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation and the European Economic Association (EEA) to European economists under the age of 45 "who have made a contribution in theoretical and applied research that is significant to the study of economics in Europe." The selection committee, chaired by the president of the EEA, consists of five members, four nominated by the European Economic Association and one by the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation. The selection committee consults all EEA fellows individually and uses their responses together with their own judgment to form a short list.
|1993||Jean-Jacques Laffont and Jean Tirole|
|1999||Nobuhiro Kiyotaki and John Moore|
|2001||Philippe Aghion and Guido Tabellini|
|2005||Tim Besley and Jordi Galí|
|2009||John van Reenen and Fabrizio Zilibotti|
|2013||Hélène Rey and Thomas Piketty|
|2017||Ran Spiegler and Michèle Tertilt|
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