JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE JOHN VON NEUMANN AWARD IN THE EXACT SOCIAL SCIENCES
(44% of recipients)

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Listed below are recipients of the John von Neumann Award in the Exact Social Sciences who are, or were, Jewish.  Awarded by the Laszlo Rajk College for Advanced Studies in Budapest, nearly all of its recipients have been economists, approximately one-third of whom have also received the Nobel Prize.
  • John Harsanyi (1995)
  • Janos Kornai (1997)
  • Maurice Obstfeld (2003)
  • Gary Becker (2004)
  • Matthew Rabin (2006)
  • Philippe Aghion (2009)
  • Joshua Angrist (2011)
  • Olivier Blanchard 1 (2012)
  • Kenneth Arrow (2013)
  • Alvin Roth (2016)
  • Richard Thaler (2017)
  • Dani Rodrik (2018)
NOTES
1.
Maternal grandparents were Maurice Bokanowski and Marguerite Wolff, both Jewish.

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