Nobel Prize in Economics: Winners & Contributions


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What makes the Nobel Prize in Economics different from the other Nobel Prizes?

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1. Which of these laureates shared the first Nobel Prize in Economics in 1969?

2. In 1986, James Buchanan won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work with public choice theory. What does this theory seek to explain?

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Using the worksheet and quiz, you can assess your knowledge of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Different winners and their contributions are on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can see how much you know about:

  • Laureate that shared the first Nobel Prize in Economics in 1969
  • What Elinor Ostrom is notable for
  • Contribution to game theory that John Harsanyi, John Forbes Nash Jr., and Reinhard Selten are known for
  • The focus of James Buchanan's theory that won him a Nobel Prize

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  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as the difference between the Noble Prize in economics and other Nobel Prizes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why Elinor Ostrom is notable

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