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Date: 13/10/2014 13:29 clock
The Frenchman Jean Tirole of the Toulouse University awarded this years Nobel Prize in economics. This was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.
The jury praised his analysis of market power and regulation. Tirole have particularly contributed to understanding how economic sectors are to regulate with a few dominant companies. He was “one of the most influential economists of our time”. The researchers have gained in a number of areas important theoretical insights.
The 61-year-old Tirole is by Maurice Allais (1988) and Gérard Debreu (1983) only the third Frenchman, who coveted the Price receives. To Tiroles work areas include industrial organization, banking and finance as well as psychological aspects of economics.
Unlike the traditional Nobel Prizes, the award is not due to the will of dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel. They therefore does not officially Nobel Prize. The Swedish Riksbank donated the prize 1968 A year later he was awarded for the first time.
Most were the winners since US-economists. In 2013 was honored with the stock exchanges Eugene F. Fama-researchers, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller three Americans
In no other discipline, there are fewer female laureate. Previously has only a woman get endowed with eight million Swedish crowns economic price that is on 10 December, the anniversary of Nobel handed.