Esther Duflo (L) and Abhijit Banerjee, who, along with Michael Kremer (not pictured), won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
The surge of interest in experimental approaches in economics began in the early 1990s.
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win the Nobel Prize for Economics 'for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty'.
As a founder of behavioral economics, Thaler has helped change the way economists look at the world.
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Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his groundbreaking work incorporating how humans actually behave into economic thinking.
Professor Richard Thaler.
His work on behavioural economics helps us better understand why people make bad financial decisions.
Inequality was the hot button issue at the triennial meeting of the world's top economists.
The work of Douglass North, who died last week, continues to inspire studies of economic history.
North's work and life should be celebrated as it continues to inspire studies of economic history.
Angus Deaton: winner of the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science.
An Angus Deaton school of economics marries data collection with theory to find solutions to real-world problems.
John Nash, May 2015.
The Nobel Prize winning mathematician made lasting contributions in the fields of game theory and topology. Famously portrayed by Russell Crowe in the movie A Beautiful Mind, he died May 23 at age 86.