Annual international awards in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics

The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established the five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901. In 1968, Sweden's central bank, Sveriges Riksbank, established the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, which, although not being a Nobel Prize, has become informally known as the "Nobel Prize in Economics". The prizes are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards available in the respective fields.

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Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, granted by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Nobel Peace Prize, granted by The Norwegian Nobel Committee
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, granted by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences


Free markets king in Sweden, at least for a day: Ten minutes with .... Donald Boudreaux, by Donald J. Boudreaux, Bill Steigerwald, 18 Dec 2002
Comments on Vernon Smith's Nobel Prize
"The Nobel committee has been pretty good over the years in recognizing the work of the top free-market economists. F.A. Hayek got it in 1974. Milton Friedman of course got it in 1976. Buchanan got it in '86. Ronald Coase in '91. Gary Becker in '92. Doug North in '93. So there's no real shortage of free-market economists."
Related Topic: Vernon L. Smith

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