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Mundell Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

The 1999 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred
Nobel has
been awarded
to Professor Robert
A. Mundell
of Columbia University “for his analysis of monetary and
fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes and his analysis of
optimum currency areas.”

For the second year in a row, the About.com Nobel
Prize Poll
(which is completely unscientific) has correctly predicted
the winner of the Nobel Prize. (See below for the
top vote-getters.) While last year Amartya Sen was the clear front-runner,
this year saw more competition, but Robert Mundell came out  the winner
of both in the Poll and the prize.

For more information on the work that led to the prize, see the Prize
Announcement
.

Links:

Press Release: 1999
Winner, R. Mundell


Official site for The
Economics Prize

News:

Columbia
University economist wins Nobel
from CNN.

Columbia
Prof. Wins Economics Nobel
from the AP.

Nobel Prize:

A
Look at the Nobel Prize in Economics (The Region, September 1999)

Robert Mundell:

Background
information.


His Home Page
at Columbia contains several articles, a CV,
publications,
and other information.

A picture of Mundell with fellow Laureate Paul Samuelson
at Deardorff’s
Rogues Gallery, Mundell, Samuelson.

Articles / interviews:

Forbes
(12/16/96) Getting China on the right track

Past Nobel Prize polls and Commentary

 

1999 Economics Nobel Prize Poll Results: 
Top vote-getters

PERCENT ENTRIES NAME
8.3 39 Robert Mundell 
5.1 24 Vernon Smith 
4.3 20 Paul Krugman 
4.0 19 Edward Prescott 
3.8 18 Joseph Stiglitz 
2.1 10 Zvi Griliches 
1.9 9 Clive Granger 
1.7 8 George Akerlof 
1.3 6 Peter Diamond 
1.1 5 William Baumol 
1.1 5 Thomas Schelling 
1.1 5 Oliver Williamson 
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