Award winners

The Oskar-Morgenstern-Medal is awarded for outstanding achievements in economic sciences. Please find below the previous award winners.


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Muriel Niederle (* July 30, 1971)

Prof. Muriel Niederle Ph.D. is the Levin Professor at the Economics Department at Stanford University. After a degree from the University of Vienna, she worked at the Department of Economics and received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Muriel Niederle is a leading expert in experimental economics and market design. With her research on gender differences in competitive behavior contributed significantly to the debate on application behavior in the labor market.

The fifth Oskar-Morgenstern-Medal is awarded to Muriel Niederle in 2021, for her outstanding contribution to research.

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Sir Christopher A. Pissarides (* February 20, 1948)

Sir Christopher A. Pissarides is Regius Professor of economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) and he holds the Chair of European Studies at the University of Cyprus. 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 labour market, its interactions with labour market policies, economic growth and structural change. 

He was honoured with the Oskar Morgenstern Medal for his outstanding research on the labour market.

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Ernst Fehr (* June 21, 1956)

Ernst Fehr graduated from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna and is a professor for microeconomics, experimental economic research at the University of Zurich since 1994. His research covers the areas of the evolution of human cooperation and sociality, in particular fairness, reciprocity and bounded rationality.

He was primarily honored for his outstanding research achievements in behavioral economics and neuroeconomics.

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Robert F. Engle (* November 10, 1942)

Robert Engle is the Michael Armellino Professor of Management and Financial Services and Director of the Volatility Institute at the New York University Stern School of Business.
Together with Clive W.J. Granger, Robert Engle was the winner of the 2003 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for methods analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility.

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Roger B. Myerson (* March 29, 1951)

Roger Bruce Myerson is a professor at the University of Chicago and was awarded the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences together with the economic scientist Leonid Hurwicz and mathematician Eric Maskin. They were honored for their theories in mechanism design theories, which plays a central role in many areas of economics today.
Myerson has made path-breaking contributions in his field, game theory, which are used in economics and political science. He elaborated mechanism design and volume equivalency principles and applied these to the areas of regulation and auction theory.
The Harvard University graduate taught at Northwestern University for 25 years and then became a professor at University of Chicago. Up until 2014, Roger B. Myerson was President of the Game Theory Society.

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