SSE and the Nobel Prize
Stockholm School of Economics has uniquely close ties to the Prize in Economics Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Three of our professors currently serve on the Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences, each year’s laureate visits our school every December, and our students arrange the annual Nobel Nightcap every four years.
Tore Ellingsen´s speech at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony
Professor Tore Ellingsen held a much appreciated speech yesterday to Professor Deaton, the laureate of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.Read more
Our annual Nobel Discussion
SSE’s annual Nobel Discussion with the laureate takes place in December every year. During the visit, our students get to meet each year’s winner and a discussion is held at SSE’s premises.
In recent years we have welcomed esteemed winners such as Jean Tirol, Eugne F. Fama and Robert J. Shiller to the discussion at SSE. During his visit in 2014, Jean Tirole met with students and led an interesting discussion on some of the economic implications of corporate social responsibility.
The 2015 winner, Angus Deaton, joined us at SSE on the 12th of December. Listen to his interesting discussion on well-being as measured through happiness.
Meet the Committee members
Three of SSE’s professors are currently members of the Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Tore Ellingsen, Peter Englund and Per Strömberg take part in the process of choosing a winner.
Tore Ellingsen has been active at SSE since 1991 and he is currently the holder of Ragnar Söderberg’s professorship of Economics at the school. He has been a member of the Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel since 2007.
Per Strömberg is the SSE Centennial Professor of Finance and Private Equity at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is currently the holder of the Ragnar and Torsten Söderberg Professorship in Economics 2014-2018. Strömberg is currently a member of the Committee.
Per Englund is currently Professor of Banking and Insurance at SSE. Per Englund has been a member of the Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in several periods since 1993.
The Nobel NightCap
Every four years, SSE students have the honour of organizing the official after party for the Nobel Banquet. The extravagant celebration is attended by the laureates and it happens right here at SSE.
The Nobel NightCap gives students, laureates and academics a chance to mingle after the Nobel Banquet. Each year’s NightCap takes on a different theme, which is kept secret until the very last minute.
The event provides an opportunity for students to organize a memorable evening packed with entertainment, fun and culinary experiences for all the distinguished guests.
Bertil Ohlin – Our very own laureate
Bertil Ohlin was Professor of Economics at SSE between 1929 and 1965. He was awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences in 1977 for his research on international trade. With a lecture hall and a street named in his honour, his legacy remains strong.
Shortly after taking on his professorship at SSE, Ohlin published Interregional and International Trade. The book mapped out what today is known as the Heckscher-Ohlin model, and it made him a world renowned economist.
Meanwhile, Ohlin juggled his academic career with politics. He was the leader of liberal People’s Party from 1944 to 1967.
“I have found it all to be a fascinating business,” Ohlin said of his extraordinary career.
His legacy has been solidified at SSE with a lecture hall and a street named in his honour.
Read his full biography here.
Comment on the Nobel Prize in Economics 2015
Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, is very happy about the choice of this year’s winner.
Angus Deaton awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences 2015
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton, Princeton University, NJ, USA “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare”
Angus Deaton is a UK and US citizen. Born 1945 in Edinburgh, UK. Ph.D. 1974 from University of Cambridge, UK. Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University, NJ, USA, since 1983.
The traditional Nobel Discussion with the Laureate will took place at the Stockholm School of Economics on December 12.
Three professors from the Stockholm School of Economics have been members of the Economics Sciences Prize committee 2015:
Tore Ellingsen (Chairman), Professor of Economics Per Strömberg, Professor of Finance Peter Englund (Associate member), Professor of Banking and Insurance
Lars Strannegård's column in the Financial Times
Read Lars Strannegård’s Financial Times column on the Nobel Prize, SSE and life of Alfred Nobel.