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List of Nobel Prize in Economics winners from every year the award has been given out. All Nobel Prize in Economics winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Nobel Prize in Economics award are listed along with photos for every Nobel Prize in Economics winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Nobel Prize in Economics award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Nobel Prize in Economics are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Nobel Prize in Economics winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Nobel Prize in Economics winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Nobel Prize in Economics winners of all time. Anybody who won the Nobel Prize in Economics usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Nobel Prize in Economics-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Nobel Prize in Economics, so most of the famous Nobel Prize in Economics winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Nobel Prize in Economics?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may want to copy this fact-based list to make your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends. List is made up of a variety of items, including James Tobin and George Akerlof. (69 items)

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Amartya Sen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Amartya Sen Amartya Kumar Sen is a Bangladeshi-born Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare ...more

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Bertil Ohlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Bertil Ohlin Bertil Gotthard Ohlin was a Swedish economist and politician. He was a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics from 1929 to 1965. He was also leader of the People's Party, a ...more

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Christopher A. Pissarides is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Christopher A. Pissarides Sir Christopher Antoniou Pissarides FBA is a Cypriot/British economist. He is the School Professor of Economics & Political Science and Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of ...more

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Christopher A. Sims is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Christopher A. Sims Christopher Albert "Chris" Sims is an American econometrician and macroeconomist. He is currently the John F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University. ...more

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Clive Granger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Clive Granger Sir Clive William John Granger was a British economist, who taught in Britain at the University of Nottingham and in the United States at the University of California, San Diego. In 2003, ...more

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Dale T. Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Dale T. Mortensen Dale Thomas Mortensen was an American economist. He received his B.A. in economics from Willamette University and his PhD in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. Born in Enterprise, ...more

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Daniel Kahneman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Daniel Kahneman Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 ...more

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Daniel McFadden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Daniel McFadden Daniel Little McFadden is an American econometrician who shared the 2000 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with James Heckman. McFadden's share of the prize was "for his development ...more

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Douglass North is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Douglass North Douglass Cecil North is an American economist known for his work in economic history. He is the co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. In the words of the Nobel ...more

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Edmund Phelps is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Edmund Phelps Edmund Strother Phelps, Jr. is an American economist and the winner of the 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Early in his career he became renowned for his research at Yale's ...more

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Edward C. Prescott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Edward C. Prescott Edward Christian Prescott is an American economist. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2004, sharing the award with Finn E. Kydland, "for their contributions to dynamic ...more

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Elinor Ostrom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Elinor Ostrom Elinor Claire "Lin" Ostrom was an American political economist whose work was associated with the New Institutional Economics and the resurgence of political economy. In 2009, she ...more

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Eric Maskin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Eric Maskin Eric Stark Maskin is an American economist and 2007 Nobel laureate recognized with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger Myerson "for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory". He is ...more

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Finn E. Kydland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Finn E. Kydland Finn Erling Kydland is a Norwegian economist. He is the Henley Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also holds the Richard P. Simmons Distinguished ...more

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Franco Modigliani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Franco Modigliani Franco Modigliani was an Italian economist naturalized American, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Department of Economics who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics ...more

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Friedrich Hayek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Friedrich Hayek Friedrich Hayek CH, born in Austria-Hungary as Friedrich August von Hayek and frequently referred to as F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian, later British, economist and philosopher best known for his ...more

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Gary Becker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Gary Becker Gary Stanley Becker was an American economist. He was professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago and at the Booth School of Business. He made important contributions to ...more

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George Akerlof is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
George Akerlof George Arthur Akerlof is an American economist and Koshland Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He won the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. In ...more

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George Stigler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
George Stigler George Joseph Stigler was a U.S. economist. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1982, and was a key leader of the Chicago School of Economics, along with Milton Friedman.

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Gérard Debreu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Gérard Debreu Gérard Debreu was a French economist and mathematician, who also came to have United States citizenship. Best known as a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, ...more

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Gunnar Myrdal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Gunnar Myrdal Karl Gunnar Myrdal was a Swedish Nobel laureate economist, sociologist, and politician. In 1974, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Friedrich Hayek for "their ...more

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Harry Markowitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Harry Markowitz Harry Max Markowitz is an American economist, and a recipient of the 1989 John von Neumann Theory Prize and the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Markowitz is a professor of ...more

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Herbert Simon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Herbert Simon Herbert Alexander Simon, a Nobel laureate, was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, computer scientist, and Richard King Mellon Professor—most notably at ...more

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James Heckman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
James Heckman James Joseph Heckman is an American economist and Nobel laureate. He is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the and Director at the Center for the Economics of ...more

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James M. Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
James M. Buchanan James McGill Buchanan, Jr. was an American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1986. Buchanan's work initiated research on how ...more

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James Meade is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
James Meade James Edward Meade CB, FBA was a British economist and winner of the 1977 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with the Swedish economist Bertil Ohlin for their "pathbreaking ...more

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James Mirrlees is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
James Mirrlees Sir James Alexander Mirrlees FRSE FBA is a Scottish economist and winner of the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He was knighted in 1998. Born in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire, ...more

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James Tobin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
James Tobin James Tobin was an American economist who, in his lifetime, served on the Council of Economic Advisors and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and taught at Harvard and Yale ...more

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Jan Tinbergen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Jan Tinbergen Jan Tinbergen was a Dutch economist. He was awarded the first Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1969, which he shared with Ragnar Frisch for having developed ...more

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John Forbes Nash, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
John Forbes Nash, Jr. John Forbes Nash, Jr. is an American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations have provided insight into the factors that govern chance ...more

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John Harsanyi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
John Harsanyi John Charles Harsanyi was a Hungarian-American economist and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner. He is best known for his contributions to the study of game theory and its ...more

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Sir John Richard Hicks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Sir John Richard Hicks Sir John Richard Hicks was a British economist and one of the most important and influential economists of the twentieth century. The most familiar of his many contributions in the field of ...more

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Joseph Stiglitz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Joseph Stiglitz Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the John Bates Clark ...more

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Kenneth Arrow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Kenneth Arrow Kenneth Joseph Arrow is an American economist, writer, and political theorist. He is the joint winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with John Hicks in 1972. To date, he is the ...more

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Lawrence Klein is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Lawrence Klein Lawrence Robert Klein was an American economist. For his work in creating computer models to forecast economic trends in the field of econometrics in the Department of Economics at the ...more

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Leonid Hurwicz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Leonid Hurwicz Leonid "Leo" Hurwicz was a Polish-American economist and mathematician, born in Moscow. He originated incentive compatibility and mechanism design, which show how desired outcomes are ...more

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Leonid Kantorovich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Leonid Kantorovich Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich was a Soviet mathematician and economist, known for his theory and development of techniques for the optimal allocation of resources. He is regarded as the ...more

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Maurice Allais is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Maurice Allais Maurice Félix Charles Allais was a French economist, and was the 1988 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics "for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and ...more

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Merton Miller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Merton Miller Merton Howard Miller was an American economist, and the co-author of the Modigliani–Miller theorem, which proposed the irrelevance of debt-equity structure. He shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in ...more

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Michael Spence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Michael Spence Andrew Michael Spence is an American economist and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, along with George Akerlof and Joseph E. Stiglitz, for their work on the ...more

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Milton Friedman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Milton Friedman Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic ...more

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Myron Scholes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Myron Scholes Myron Samuel Scholes is a Canadian-American financial economist. In 1997 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for a method to determine the value of derivatives. The ...more

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Oliver E. Williamson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Oliver E. Williamson Oliver Eaton Williamson is an American economist, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Paul Krugman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Paul Krugman Paul Robin Krugman is an American economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary ...more

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Paul Samuelson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Paul Samuelson Paul Anthony Samuelson was an American economist, and the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The Swedish Royal Academies stated, when awarding the prize, that ...more

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Peter Diamond is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Peter Diamond Peter Arthur Diamond is an American economist known for his analysis of U.S. Social Security policy and his work as an advisor to the Advisory Council on Social Security in the late 1980s and ...more

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Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch was a Norwegian economist and the co-winner with Jan Tinbergen of the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1969. He is known for having founded the ...more

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Reinhard Selten is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Reinhard Selten Reinhard Justus Reginald Selten is a German economist, who won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He is also well known for his work in bounded rationality, and can be ...more

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Richard Stone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Richard Stone Sir John Richard Nicholas Stone was an eminent British economist, educated at Westminster School, Cambridge University, who in 1984 received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for ...more

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Robert Aumann is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Nobel Prize in Economics Winners List
Robert Aumann Robert John Aumann is an Israeli-American mathematician and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. He is a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew ...more