About the Prize
The Nobel Lectures
This document contains a chronological list of the Nobel Lectures from 1969-2008, with links to full-text and video presentations.
Value of the Prize
A variety of opinions have been expressed about the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel since it was introduced in 1969. This bibliography is a smorgasbord of views, arranged in reverse chronological order.
This Year's Winners
The 2008 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Elinor Ostrom for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons, and to Oliver E. Williamson for his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm.>
Elinor Ostrom, US citizen. Born in 1933 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Ph.D. in Political Science in 1965 from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science and Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, both at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.
Oliver E. Williamson, US citizen. Born in 1932 in Superior, WI, USA. Ph.D. in Economics in 1963 from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Edgar F. Kaiser Professor Emeritus of Business, Economics and Law and Professor of the Graduate School, both at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.