Oskar Morgenstern Medal

Oskar Morgenstern Medal

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna awards the Oskar Morgenstern Medal every two years for distinguished academic work in the area of Business, Economics and Statistics.

Former laureates include Roger B. Myerson (2013), Robert F. Engle (2015) and Ernst Fehr (2017). 

The award is given in honor of the noted economist Oskar Morgenstern, who was a professor at the University of Vienna until 1938 and founded the research field of game theory, which is located between economics and mathematics, in collaboration with mathematician John von Neumann.

We proudly announce that Sir Christopher A. Pissarides is this year's Laureate.

Professor Pissarides is professor of economics at the London School of Economics (LSE). In 2010, he was awarded with The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, together with Peter A. Diamond and Dale T. Mortensen for the development of theories in labor market, its interactions with labour market policies, economic growth and structural change. His book "Equilibrium Unemployment Theory" is a standard work on the economic aspects of unemployment.