Selected Media Coverage for Bengt Holmström's Nobel Prize
The 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel


“This award is a testament to the influence of Bengt's work on contracts, incentive theory, and the internal organization of the firm, which has fundamentally reshaped not just the way we think about these topics but the entire field of economics.”

— Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT Department of Economics


The New York Times
MIT Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom win Nobel in Economics for work on contracts

Time Magazine
Holmstrom and Hart win Nobel Prize for Economics

Washington Post
Harvard and MIT professors win Nobel Prize in Economics for research on contract theory

Wall Street Journal 
Nobel Prize in  Economics awarded to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom for work on contract theory

Economists from Harvard and MIT win Nobel for research on pay, rewards
The winners are originally from Britain and Finland, respectively

NPR’s All Things Considered
MIT and Harvard professors win the Nobel Prize for Economics

NPR’s Here & Now
Nobel Prize Economics

NPR’s Morning Edition
Nobel Prize winners demonstrate the importance of contracts

Boston Globe
Simpson's character Milhouse predicted MIT Professor Bengt Holmstrom would win the Nobel Prize

Nobel Winner Says CEO Pay Too Complex, Echoing Investor Gripe
MIT's Bengt Holmström,  a co-winner of the 2016 Nobel Economics Prize for his work on contract theory, said that too many CEO pay plans include contingencies or long-term performance goals that make them unwieldy.
Story at the New York Times

Nobel Prize Winner Wants You to Stop Treating Bonds Like Stocks
“Ignorance is not just bliss. It's a necessary, structural feature of money markets.” Bloomberg reports on an influential 2015 research paper published by MIT economist Bengt Holmström, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Story at Bloomberg News



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