French economist Jean Tirole has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for economics for his work on regulating powerful companies.
Tirole, a former MIT student, is head of economics at Toulouse University in France. He has spent 30 years studying how a small number of large firms can dominate markets and the damage that can do -- and how governments should respond. Ref. CNN
Princeton's Angus Deaton wins Nobel economics prize
Scotland-born Deaton wins for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announces. Ref. USAToday
American Richard H. Thaler wins Nobel Prize in Economics. The University of Chicago professor won "For his contributions to behavioral economics," the prize committee said. Ref. USAToday.
The Nobel Prize in economics goes to three Americans. Three U.S-based economists won the 2021 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for work on drawing conclusions from unintended experiments, or so-called “natural experiments,” bringing the 2021 celebration of Nobel prizes to a close. David Card of the University of California at Berkeley was awarded one half of the prize, while the other half was shared by Joshua Angrist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Guido Imbens from Stanford University. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three have “completely reshaped empirical work in the economic sciences." The award wasn’t created by the prize founder Alfred Nobel, but is considered to be part of the Nobel stable of awards. Source 5i.