Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson are this year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics “for improvements in auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.”
The award was announced on Monday by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, an entity that has been presenting the award since 1969 on behalf of the Swedish Central Bank.
The other winners of 2020
With that of Economics, the round of the 2020 Nobel Prizes closes. Last week the prizes were awarded in the disciplines of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Peace.
Researchers Michael Houghton, Harvey J. Alter y Charles M. Rice were the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.
Physics this year fell to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel y Andrea Ghez for his findings on black holes; while Chemistry was for Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for developing a method to edit the genome.
For its part, the Literature was for the American poet Louise lucky, Meanwhile he UN World Food Program received the Peace.
All the awards are given on December 10, the anniversary of the death of the founder, Alfred Nobel, in parallel events in Stockholm, for scientists, Literature and Economics, while the Peace is held in Oslo.
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