Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen, first persons to receive Nobel Prize in Economics

First persons presented with the Nobel Prize in Economics was in 1969

Ragnar Frisch, a professor of economics at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Jan Tinbergen, professor of economics at the Netherlands School of Economics, Rotterdam, and the University of Leiden, were presented with the First Nobel Prize in Economics. The award was for their work in econometrics, the application of mathematical models and statistical techniques to economic data.

Additional Information: Ragnar Frisch

  • Ragnar Frisch: Biographical
    I was born in Oslo, March 3, 1895, as son of the gold- and silversmith, Anton Frisch, and his wife, Ragna Fredrikke Kittilsen, who has had a great impact on my general outlook and view on life.
  • Ragnar Frisch: Facts
    Ragnar Frisch was born in Oslo, the son of a goldsmith, and he trained as a smith apprentice. His mother thought he should attend the university, and they chose economics as a subject because it seemed the shortest and easiest.
  • Ragnar Frisch: Prize Lecture – PDF
    In this essay on econometrics in its conception and its use in economic planning for the betterment of man’s fate, I will try to cover a very broad field.
  • Ragnar Frisch – Wikipedia
    Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch (3 March 1895 – 31 January 1973) was a Norwegian economist and the co-recipient of the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1969 (with Jan Tinbergen).
  • Ragnar Frisch: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics | Library of …
    In 1969 Norwegian Ragnar Frisch, along with Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen, received the first Nobel Prize for economics “for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes.”
  • Ragnar Frisch – Department of Economics – UiO
    Ragnar Frisch was born in Kristiania (Oslo), Norway on 3 March 1895. He was appointed Professor at the University of Oslo in 1931 and founded in 1932 the Institute of Economics at the University of Oslo, which he directed until retirement in 1965.
  • Ragnar Frisch facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles …
    The Norwegian economist Ragnar Frisch was a dominant force in the development of economics during the inter-war period of the 1920s and 1930s. He pioneered the use of quantitative methods encompassing three fields of analysis: economic theory, mathematics, and statistics. Economists drew on these three areas to develop the specialized field of econometrics.
  • Ragnar Frisch | Norwegian economist | Britannica.com
    Ragnar Frisch, in full Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch (born March 1895, Oslo, Norway—died January 31, 1973, Oslo), Norwegian econometrician and economist who was a joint winner (with Jan Tinbergen) of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Economics.

Additional Information: Jan Tinbergen

  • Jan Tinbergen: Biographical
    Advisor to governments of various developing countries (United Arab Republic, Turkey, Venezuela, Surinam, Indonesia, Pakistan and other countries, occasionally) and to international organizations (European Coal and Steel Community, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, United Nations Secretariat and other specialized and regional organizations)
  • Jan Tinbergen: Facts
    Jan Tinbergen was born in The Hague and became interested in mathematics and natural science at an early age. He began studying physics in Leiden and took part in discussions with his professors, including Albert Einstein.
  • Jan Tinbergen: Prize Lecture
    The Use of Models: Experience and Prospects
    1. Essence of models
    In this lecture I propose to discuss the experience we have had with the method of model building as a contribution to economic science and the prospects for its further application. First of all I want to remind you of the essential features of models.
  • Jan Tinbergen: Banquet Speech
    Your Majesty, Your Royal Highnesses, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I feel that I should speak in the name of three entities, if I may say so. First of all in the name of all economists, that it looks as if from now on economics has become a grown-up science.
  • Jan Tinbergen: Photo Gallery of
    One Group Photo
  • Jan Tinbergen – Wikipedia
    Jan Tinbergen (/ˈtɪnbɜːrɡən/; Dutch: [ˈtɪnˌbɛrɣə(n)]; April 12, 1903 – June 9, 1994) was a Dutch economist. He was awarded the first Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1969, which he shared with Ragnar Frisch for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes.
  • Professor Jan Tinbergen – Tinbergen
    Tinbergen Institute is named after the Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen who, together with Ragnar Frisch, was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Economics in 1969: “for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes”.
  • Jan Tinbergen: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics | Library of …
    In 1969 Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen and Norwegian economist Ragnar Frisch shared the first Nobel Prize in economics “for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes.” Tinbergen, who held a Ph.D. in physics, had become interested in economics while working on his dissertation, “Minimum Problems in Physics and Economics” (1929).
  • Jan Tinbergen facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles …
    The Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen (1903-1994) was a pioneer in the development of econometrics, linking statistics and mathematics to economic theory. He shared the Nobel Prize in 1969.
  • Tinbergen biography
    Jan Tinbergen’s father, Dirk Cornelis Tinbergen (1874-1951), was a schoolmaster teaching Dutch language in the Gymnasium of The Hague but was also a scholar of Medieval Dutch.
      December 10th 1969
      Ragnar Frisch
      Jan Tinbergen
      Professors of Economics
      Oslo, Norway
      Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ragnar Frisch

Ragnar Frisch

      March 3, 1895, Oslo, Norway
      January 31, 1973, Oslo, Norway
      University of Oslo

Jan Tinbergen

Jan Tinbergen

      April 12, 1903, The Hague, Netherlands
      June 9, 1994, The Hague, Netherlands
      Leiden University

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