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Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics


In 1994, bequests to Northwestern University from the late Erwin Esser Nemmers, a former member of the Northwestern University faculty, and his brother, the late Frederic E. Nemmers, led to the establishment of four endowed professorships in the Kellogg School of Management, and biennial prizes in economics, mathematics, music composition, medical science and earth sciences. The Nemmers family ran a church music publishing house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The prize in economics is named in honor of the Nemmers' father.

The Nemmers hoped that their prizes would carry with them the prestige of Nobel prizes. They are designed to recognize work of lasting significance and in particular, recognize "major contributions to new knowledge or the development of significant new modes of analysis." The Nemmers prize is awarded every two years.

2016 Winner & Events

The 2016 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics winner is Sir Richard Blundell.

Sir Richard Blundell is the David Ricardo Professor of Political Economy at University College London and the research director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies in the United Kingdom. The award was made "based on his important contributions to labor economics, public finance and applied econometrics." Professor Blundell is scheduled to visit Northwestern during May and November 2017.

More on Richard Blundell

Read the formal announcement, and his biographical information.

Previous Nemmers Prize Winners


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Edward C. Prescott

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Daniel McFadden

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Robert Aumann

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Thomas Sargent

Nobel Laureate 2011

Peter Diamond

Nobel Laureate 2010

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