Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation

The Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation is a charitable foundation whose aims are to promote Finnish research in economics and medicine and to maintain and support educational and research facilities in Finland. It was established in 1954 by the wife of Yrjö Jahnsson, Hilma Jahnsson. It supports the award of the Yrjö Jahnsson Award and Yrjö Jahnsson Lecture series. These lectures have been delivered by noteworthy economists since 1963.[1][2][3] 10 of the Yrjö Jahnsson Lecture series scholars have gone on to win the Nobel prize in economics, making it a top predictor for future recipients.

The Yrjö Jahnsson Lecture seriesEdit

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Yrjö Jahnsson AwardEdit

The Yrjö Jahnsson Award is a biennial award given by the Finnish Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation to European economists under the age of 45 "who have made a contribution in theoretical and applied research that is significant to the study of economics in Europe."[4] The selection committee, chaired by the president of the EEA, consists of five members, four nominated by the European Economic Association (EEA) and one by the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation. The selection committee consults all EEA fellows individually and uses their responses together with their own judgment to form a short list.


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Year Medalists[5] Institution (at time of receipt) Alma mater (PhD) Nationality Nobel Prize
1993 Jean-Jacques Laffont Toulouse School of Economics Harvard University France
1993 Jean Tirole Toulouse School of Economics MIT France 2014
1995 Richard Blundell University College London London School of Economics UK
1997 Torsten Persson University of Stockholm University of Stockholm Sweden
1999 Nobuhiro Kiyotaki London School of Economics Harvard University Japanese
1999 John Moore London School of Economics London School of Economics UK
2001 Philippe Aghion University College London Harvard University France
2001 Guido Tabellini Bocconi University UCLA Italy
2003 Mathias Dewatripont Université libre de Bruxelles Harvard University Belgium
2005 Tim Besley London School of Economics Oxford University UK
2005 Jordi Galí Universitat Pompeu Fabra MIT Spain
2007 Gilles Saint-Paul Paris School of Economics MIT France
2009 John van Reenen London School of Economics University College London UK
2009 Fabrizio Zilibotti University of Zurich London School of Economics Italy
2011 Armin Falk University of Bonn University of Zurich Germany
2013 Hélène Rey London Business School London School of Economics France
2013 Thomas Piketty Paris School of Economics London School of Economics France
2015 Botond Kőszegi Central European University MIT Hungary
2017 Ran Spiegler Tel-Aviv University Tel-Aviv University Israel
2017 Michèle Tertilt University of Mannheim University of Minnesota Germany
2019 Oriana Bandiera London School of Economics Boston College Italy
2019 Imran Rasul University College London London School of Economics UK
2021 Ricardo Reis London School of Economics Harvard University Portugal
2021 Silvana Tenreyro London School of Economics Harvard University Argentina

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation (Accessed Nov 2010) Archived 5 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ European Economic Association (Accessed Dec 2010)
  3. ^ ELDIS (Accessed Dec 2010)
  4. ^ "Seminars and International Contacts". Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation. Retrieved 27 November 2007.
  5. ^ "American Economic Association". www.aeaweb.org.

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