Thaler wins Nobel Prize for behavioural economics

11 October 2017Lauren Hayward

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Yesterday, the Nobel Committee announced that the 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (commonly referred to as the Nobel prize for economics) has been awarded to Richard Thaler.

Professor Richard H Thaler

One of the founders of behavioural economics, Richard Thaler was also the co-author of ‘Nudge’ (along with Cass Sunstein), which kick-started the field of applying behavioural insights to government. As well as being a great recognition of his pioneering work, it is also a ringing endorsement for the field of behavioural economics.

Read a great tribute to Richard Thaler by Cass Sunstein