Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation

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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.[1][2][3] 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[edit]

Yrjö Jahnsson Award[edit]

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."[4] 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.


The following list is from the European Economic Association[5] and Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation.[6]

Year Recipients
1993 Jean-Jacques Laffont and Jean Tirole
1995 Richard Blundell
1997 Torsten Persson[7]
1999 Nobuhiro Kiyotaki and John Moore
2001 Philippe Aghion and Guido Tabellini
2003 Mathias Dewatripont
2005 Tim Besley and Jordi Galí
2007 Gilles Saint-Paul
2009 John van Reenen and Fabrizio Zilibotti
2011 Armin Falk
2013 Hélène Rey and Thomas Piketty
2015 Botond Kőszegi
2017 Ran Spiegler and Michèle Tertilt

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation (Accessed Nov 2010) Archived 5 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ European Economic Association (Accessed Dec 2010)
  3. ^ ELDIS (Accessed Dec 2010)
  4. ^ "Seminars and International Contacts". Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  5. ^ "European Economics Association: Awards". European Economic Association. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  6. ^ "Seminars and International Contacts: Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics". Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  7. ^ Sandmo, Agnar (1997). "The 1997 Yrjo Jahnsson award in economics". European Economic Review. 41 (9): i–ii. doi:10.1016/S0014-2921(97)81546-2.

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