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

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

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

The six members of the 2014 Prize Committee are:

  • Tore Ellingsen, Chairman
  • Mats Persson
  • Tomas Sjöström
  • Per Strömberg
  • Peter Gärdenfors
  • Torsten Persson, Secretary

The Committee also has four associate members, who can be consulted for their expertise:

  • John Hassler
  • Eva Mörk
  • Peter Englund
  • Jakob Svensson

Secretary

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

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

  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. ^  
  4. ^ Gylfason, Thorvaldur (2005-01-27). "An Interview with Assar Lindbeck" (PDF).  
  5. ^ "The Economics Prize Committee: The Economics Prize Committee 2006".  
  6. ^ "The Economics Prize Committee: The Economics Prize Committee 2007".  
  7. ^ "Kommittén för priset i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne" (in Swedish).  
  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).  
  10. ^ "Lars Calmfors: Positions and exams".  
  11. ^ "The Beauty (Pageant?) of Economics".  
  12. ^ "PER KRUSELL" (PDF).  
  13. ^ "Timo Teräsvirta". School of Economics and Management,  
  14. ^ "Bertil Holmlund: Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Department of Economics,