Gallery of Nobel laureates
MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
 



Bengt Holmström, Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics, in the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, upon receiving the Nobel Prize, December 10, 2016, at the Konserthuset, Stockholm. Photo © Nobel Media AB 2016

 



The following faculty and former faculty of the MIT SHASS Department of Economics have been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

 

2016 | Bengt Holmström
Professor, Economics

 

MIT professor Holmström, along with Harvard economist Oliver Hart, was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in recognition of his work in the field of contract theory.

 

Video + Stories | MIT News story

Profile at NobelPrize.org | Prize Lecture Slides

Holmstrom's website
 


 

2014 | Jean Tirole
Alumnus, Former and Visiting Professor, Economics

 

Tolouse School of Economics Professor, MIT Economics alumnus, former professor, and current visiting faculty Jean Tirole was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in recognition of his analysis of market power and regulation. (Photograph:The Guardian)

 

New York Times story

Tirole's website


 

2010 | Peter Diamond
Professor Emeritus, Economics

 

With two other economists, Professor emeritus Peter Diamond was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in recognition of his analysis of markets with search frictions.

 

MIT News story

Profile at NobelPrize.org

Diamond's website
 


 

2008 | Paul Krugman
Alumnus and Former Faculty, Economics

 

Paul Krugman, MIT Economics PhD and former faculty member, was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in recognition of his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.

 

New York Times Story | MIT News story

Profile at NobelPrize.org | Prize Lecture

Krugman's website


 

1987 | Robert Solow
Institute Professor Emeritus, Economics

 

Institute Professor emeritus Robert Solow was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in recognition of his contributions to the theory of economic growth.

 

MIT News: 3Q with Robert Solow

Profile at NobelPrize.org

 


 

1985 | Franco Modigliani
Professor, Economics

 

Professor Franco Modigliani (1918–2003) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering analyses of savings and financial markets.

 

MIT News obituary

Profile at NobelPrize.org

 


 

 

1970 | Paul Samuelson
Professor, Economics

 

Professor Paul Samuelson (1915–2009) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in recognition of the work through which he developed static and dynamic economic theory and contributed to raising the level of analysis in economic science.

 

MIT News: Friends, family gather to honor Paul Samuelson

Profile at NobelPrize.org
 


 


 


In addition to faculty and former faculty, alumni of the Department of Economics who have received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel include Robert J. Schiller (2013). 

 

For a list of MIT Nobel laureates in all fields visit the Institutional Research website.