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SHORT LIST
  • George Akerlof 1
  • Kenneth Arrow
  • Robert Aumann
  • Lord Peter (P. T.) Bauer
  • Gary Becker
  • George Dantzig
  • Peter Diamond
  • Peter Drucker
  • Robert Fogel
  • Milton Friedman
  • Alan Greenspan
  • Zvi Griliches
  • John Harsanyi
  • Hendrik Houthakker
  • Leonid Hurwicz
  • Lord Richard Kahn
  • Daniel Kahneman
  • Lord Nicholas Kaldor
  • Leonid Kantorovich
  • Lawrence Klein
  • János Kornai
  • Paul Krugman
  • Simon Kuznets
  • Wassily Leontief 2
  • Harry Markowitz
  • Jacob Marschak
  • Karl Marx
  • Eric Maskin
  • Merton Miller
  • Ludwig von Mises
  • Franco Modigliani
  • Roger Myerson
  • John von Neumann
  • David Ricardo
  • Alvin Roth
  • Murray Rothbard
  • Paul Samuelson
  • Myron Scholes
  • Herbert Simon 6
  • Robert Solow
  • Piero Sraffa
  • Joseph Stiglitz
  • Jacob Viner
  • Abraham Wald
LONG LIST
  • Andrew Abel
  • Moses Abramovitz
  • Irma Adelman
  • Morris Adelman
  • Albert Aftalion
  • George Akerlof 1
  • Kenneth Arrow
  • Robert Aumann
  • Robert Axelrod
  • Lord Thomas Balogh
  • Paul Baran
  • William A. Barnett
  • Robert Barro
  • Otto Bauer
  • Lord Peter (P. T.) Bauer
  • William Baumol
  • Gary Becker
  • Abram Bergson
  • Ben Bernanke
  • Mark Blaug
  • Alan Blinder
  • Michael Boskin
  • Martin Bronfenbrenner
  • Michael Bruno
  • Arthur Burns
  • George Dantzig
  • Paul Davidson
  • Harold Demsetz
  • Peter Diamond
  • Aaron Director
  • Evsey Domar
  • Joseph Dorfman
  • Robert Dorfman
  • Peter Drucker
  • Otto Eckstein
  • Robert Eisner
  • Stanley Engerman
  • Richard Epstein
  • Solomon Fabricant
  • Martin Feldstein
  • Willian Fellner
  • Amy Finkelstein
  • Stanley Fischer
  • Franklin Fisher
  • Robert Fogel
  • Jacob Frenkel
  • Milton Friedman
  • David Gale
  • Alexander Gerschenkron
  • Mark Gertler
  • Arthur Goldberger
  • Claudia Goldin
  • Robert Gordon
  • Mark Granovetter
  • Alan Greenspan
  • Zvi Griliches
  • Gene Grossman
  • Herschel Grossman
  • Sanford Grossman
  • Frank Hahn
  • John Harsanyi
  • Oliver Hart
  • Jerry Hausman
  • Eli Heckscher
  • Robert Heilbroner
  • Elhanan Helpman
  • Rudolf Hilferding
  • Albert O. Hirschman
  • Jack Hirshleifer
  • Hendrik Houthakker
  • Leonid Hurwicz
  • Paul Joskow
  • Alfred Kahn
  • Lord Richard Kahn
  • Daniel Kahneman
  • Lord Nicholas Kaldor
  • Michal Kalecki
  • Leonid Kantorovich
  • Carl Kaysen
  • Leon Keyserling
  • Israel Kirzner
  • Lawrence Klein
  • János Kornai
  • Irving Kravis
  • David Kreps
  • Alan Krueger
  • Paul Krugman
  • Robert Kuttner
  • Simon Kuznets
  • Ludwig Lachmann
  • Wolf Ladejinsky
  • David Landes
  • Edward Lazear
  • Emil Lederer
  • Robert Lekachman
  • Wassily Leontief 2
  • Abba Lerner
  • Jonathan Levin
  • Steven Levitt
  • Adolph Lowe
  • Fritz Machlup
  • Burton Malkiel
  • Ernest Mandel
  • Benoit Mandelbrot
  • Charles Manski
  • Harry Markowitz
  • Jacob Marschak
  • Karl Marx
  • Eric Maskin
  • Allan Meltzer
  • Robert Merton 3
  • Paul Milgrom
  • Merton Miller
  • Jacob Mincer
  • Hyman Minsky
  • Ludwig von Mises
  • Franco Modigliani
  • Roger Myerson
  • Marc Nerlove
  • John von Neumann
  • William Nordhaus 4
  • Maurice Obstfeld
  • Arthur Okun
  • Elinor Ostrom 5
  • Don Patinkin
  • Joseph Pechman
  • Sam Peltzman
  • Isaac de Pinto
  • Karl Polanyi
  • Michael Polanyi
  • Robert Pollak
  • Richard Posner
  • Bernard van Praag
  • Karl Pribram
  • Matthew Rabin
  • Roy Radner
  • Howard Raiffa
  • Ayn Rand
  • Anatol Rapoport
  • David Ricardo
  • Kenneth Rogoff
  • Nathan Rosenberg
  • Paul Rosenstein-Rodan
  • Henry Rosovsky
  • Stephen Ross
  • Walt Rostow
  • Alvin Roth
  • Murray Rothbard
  • Michael Rothschild
  • Nouriel Roubini
  • Ariel Rubinstein
  • Jacques Rueff
  • Jeffrey Sachs
  • Paul Samuelson
  • Herbert Scarf
  • José Scheinkman
  • Myron Scholes
  • Anna Schwartz
  • Edwin Seligman
  • Reinhard Selten 6
  • Andrei Shleifer
  • Martin Shubik
  • Bernard Siegan
  • Herbert Simon 7
  • Julian Simon
  • Lord Robert Skidelsky 8
  • Robert Solow
  • Hugo Sonnenschein
  • Piero Sraffa
  • Herbert Stein
  • Joseph Stiglitz
  • Lawrence Summers
  • Robert Summers
  • Frank Taussig 9
  • Richard Thaler
  • Amos Tversky
  • Jacob Viner
  • Abraham Wald
  • Henry Wallich 10
  • Murray Weidenbaum
  • E. Roy Weintraub
  • Sidney Weintraub
  • Martin Weitzman
  • Jacob Wolfowitz
  • Janet Yellen
  • Arnold Zellner

NOTES

1. Jewish mother (née Hirschfelder), non-Jewish father; see  http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economics/laureates/2001/akerlof-autobio.html.
2. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father; see Genia and Wassily by Estelle Marks Leontief (Zephyr Press, Sommerville, MA, 1987, pp. 8 and 18).
3. Jewish father (eminent Columbia University sociologist Robert King Merton, born Meyer Robert Schkolnick; see http://agso.uni-graz.at/lexikon/klassiker/merton/33bio.htm, non-Jewish mother.
4. Paternal grandparents were Max and Bertha (née Staab) Nordhaus.  Max Nordhaus was a Jewish immigrant from Germany.  Bertha Nordhaus was the daughter of German-Jewish immigrants Abraham and Julia (née Schuster) Staab.  The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) lists both Max and Bertha Nordhaus as buried in the Congregation Albert Temple Cemetery in Albuquerque, NM.  William Nordhaus' mother, née Virginia Riggs, was not Jewish.  
5. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother; see 6 December 2009 Bloomington, IN Herald-Times article by Mike Leonard: "What a prize: Nobel winner Elinor Ostrom is a gregarious teacher who loves to solve problems" and 6 December 2009 IndyStar.com article
by Dan McFeely: "Ostrom overcame poverty, anti-Semitism."  Leonard states that "she attended a Protestant church as a child, and often spent weekends staying with the sister of her Jewish father, who kept a kosher home. 'That was a wonderful experience for me, the Friday night discussions they had,' she recalled."
6. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother; see http://www.nobel.se/economics/laureates/1994/selten-autobio.html.
7. Jewish father, mother of partial Jewish ancestry; see Models of My Life by Herbert A. Simon (BasicBooks, New York,NY, 1991, pp. 3, 17, 112, 262).
8. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother; see "A Chinese homecoming," by Robert Skidelsky in Prospect Magazine (Issue 118, January 2006).

9. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother; see Encyclopedia Judaica (Keter, Jerusalem, 1972, Vol. 15, p.835 ).

10. Jewish father (German banker Paul Wallich, who committed suicide in the immediate aftermath of the Kristallnacht pogrom), non-Jewish mother.  See House at the Bridge, by Katie Hafner (Scribner, New York, 1995) or its review on amazon.com.


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