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.
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.
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'.
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"
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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