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Oliver E. Williamson Ph.D.

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.


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I am receiving the award from and shaking the hand of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the Stockholm Concert Hall, 10 December 2009.

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Oliver E. Williamson, Press conference at Berkeley on the day of the announcement of my being awarded the Nobel Prize. October 12, 2009. Berkeley states: 'For whatever reason, this fellow seems to be pleased about something'.

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I am holding the Nobel Citation and Medal conferred on me by King Carl Gustaf and bowing to the audience. Stockholm, 10 December 2009

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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"
Subject: Economics
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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