The Nobel Prize and SSE
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2022 to Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig, "for research on banks and financial crises".
On December 12, 2022, the laureates visited SSE for a traditional Nobel discussion. The session is available to watch online on YouTube.
Students' Nobel Night Cap
Did you know that the official after party for the Nobel Banquet is organized by the students' associations at four different Stockholm universities taking turns? Every four years, the honor befalls the Student Association at SSE (SASSE), and in 2022 – and after two years of pandemic hiatus – the party was once again hosted at SSE. And this year's party was more impressive than ever: Laureates from 2020, 2021 and 2022 were invited, along with four times as many guests as in 1990.
The Economic Sciences Prize Committee
The Economic Sciences Prize Committee is responsible for the selection of candidates for the Prize in Economic Sciences. Tore Ellingsen, Professor of Economics, is the former Chair and Per Strömberg, Professor of Finance at SSE, was a member of the Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. They are both able to provide insights into the process of selecting a Nobel prize winner.
Professor of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
Tore Ellingsen holds the Ragnar Söderberg Chair in Economics. He is also Chair of the Social Sciences Class at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and an adjunct professor at Norwegian School of Economics in his hometown, Bergen.
Professor of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics
Per Strömberg is the SSE Centennial Professor of Finance and Private Equity at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is also Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Bertil Ohlin – Our very own laureate
Shortly after taking on his professorship at SSE, Ohlin published Interregional and International Trade. The book mapped out what today is known as the Heckscher-Ohlin model, and it made him a world renowned economist.
Meanwhile, Ohlin juggled his academic career with politics. He was the leader of liberal People’s Party from 1944 to 1967.
He received the Prize in Economic Sciences in 1977 together with James E. Meade “for their pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements”.
“I have found it all to be a fascinating business,” Ohlin said of his extraordinary career.
His legacy has been solidified at SSE with a lecture hall and a street named in his honor.
Read his full biography here.
In order to honor the significant scientific achievements of Bertil Ohlin, the Stockholm School of Economics arranges the annual Ohlin Lectures. Read more about these here
The Ohlin lectures
The lectures are devoted to important economic problems in areas close to Ohlin’s heart. and are subsequently published in book form by the MIT Press, Cambridge, MA and London, in a series that has gained a wide readership. Read more here.