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Check out the full range of Nobel Laureates to find out more about their groundbreaking ideas.

Bengt R. Holmström

Nobel Laureate, 2016

Sir Angus S. Deaton

Nobel Laureate, 2015

Robert J. Shiller

Nobel Laureate, 2013

Lars Peter Hansen

Nobel Laureate, 2013

Lloyd S. Shapley

Nobel Laureate, 2012

Alvin E. Roth

Nobel Laureate, 2012

Christopher A. Sims

Nobel Laureate, 2011

Sir Christopher A. Pissarides

Nobel Laureate, 2010

Peter A. Diamond

Nobel Laureate, 2010

Oliver E. Williamson

Nobel Laureate, 2009

Elinor C. Ostrom

Nobel Laureate, 2009

Paul R. Krugman

Nobel Laureate, 2008

Roger B. Myerson

Nobel Laureate, 2007

Eric S. Maskin

Nobel Laureate, 2007

Edmund S. Phelps

Nobel Laureate, 2006

Robert J. Aumann

Nobel Laureate, 2005

Finn E. Kydland

Nobel Laureate, 2004

Edward C. Prescott

Nobel Laureate, 2004

Robert F. Engle

Nobel Laureate, 2003

Daniel Kahneman

Nobel Laureate, 2002

Vernon L. Smith

Nobel Laureate, 2002

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate, 2001

Daniel L. McFadden

Nobel Laureate, 2000

Myron S. Scholes

Nobel Laureate, 1997

Sir James A. Mirrlees

Nobel Laureate, 1996

Merton H. Miller

Nobel Laureate, 1990

William F. Sharpe

Nobel Laureate, 1990

Harry M. Markowitz

Nobel Laureate, 1990

Robert M. Solow

Nobel Laureate, 1987

James M. Buchanan

Nobel Laureate, 1986

Franco Modigliani

Nobel Laureate, 1985

Gérard Debreu

Nobel Laureate, 1983

Sir Arthur Lewis

Nobel Laureate, 1979

Theodore W. Schultz

Nobel Laureate, 1979

Herbert A. Simon

Nobel Laureate, 1978

James E. Meade

Nobel Laureate, 1977

Wassily W. Leontief

Nobel Laureate, 1973

Kenneth J. Arrow

Nobel Laureate, 1972

Paul A. Samuelson

Nobel Laureate, 1970


The key issues facing the world today

Our Nobel Laureates use their complex economic theory to solve real life issues affecting the world today. Here are some of the key issues they’re finding answers to.

Investing

Why should we save? Is it possible to invest without risk? How can we all make the most of our finances?

Politics

How can economics shed light on the way governments work and policy is made?

Society

How can we understand more about technology, employment and the environment, to create the best possible society?

Equality

Why is it that equality is still so elusive, while inequality is seen as normal and
almost inevitable?

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