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Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics

ABOUT THE PRIZE

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.

Previous Nemmers Prize Winners

Winner

Lecture & Conference Materials

Jean TiroleSir Richard Blundell
2016

Lecture, Conference and Short Course

Jean TiroleJean Tirole
2014

Nobel Laureate 2014

Lecture, Conference and Short Course

Daron Acemoglu
2012

Lecture, Conference and Short Course

Elhanan Helpman
2010

Lecture and Conference

Paul Milgrom
2008

Lecture and Conference

Lars Peter Hansen
2006 

Nobel Laureate 2013

Lecture and Conference

Ariel Rubinstein
2004

Lecture and Conference

Edward C. Prescott
2002

Nobel Laureate 2004

Daniel McFadden
2000

Nobel Laureate 2000

Robert Aumann
1998

Nobel Laureate 2005

Thomas Sargent
1996

Nobel Laureate 2011

Peter Diamond
1994

Nobel Laureate 2010

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