The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2009
Nobel co-recipient Elinor Ostrom
Economist and Founding Editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. His book, The Economic Institutions of Capitalism: Firms, Markets, Relational Contracting, is said to be the most frequently cited work in social science research.
“The Oliver Williamson Award was created by my colleagues at the Haas School of Business to honor outstanding faculty (one each year) at the Haas School” - Oliver Williamson
Name: Oliver Eaton Williamson
Birth: 27 September, 1932, Superior, Wisconsin
Institution: University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Award: "For his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm"
Portion of cash: 1/2
Thesis: The economics of discretionary behavior: managerial objectives in a theory of the firm. Ford Foundation prize dissertation, 1967.
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