Nobel in Economics awarded for work on contracts

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016, has been awarded this year to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström for for contribution to theory of contracts.

Hart is currently a professor at the Unversity of Harvard.

Holmström is a professor at MIT.

This is the 48th prize of its kind awarded by the Nobel foundation since first awarded in the 1960s.


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Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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