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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.

2018 Winner & Events

The 2018 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics winner is David Kreps.

David Kreps is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics at Stanford University. The award was made "for his work in game theory, decision theory, and finance that profoundly shaped the direction of economic research by providing rigorous foundations and inspirations for new models in applied and theoretical economics."

More on David Kreps

Read the formal announcement and his biographical information.

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