|Douglass C. North|
|Born||November 5, 1920
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
|Influenced by||Melvin M. Knight|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Economics (1993)|
In the words of the Nobel Committee, North and Fogel were awarded the prize "for having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantitative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change."
North was one of 20 Nobel Laureates who signed the "Stockholm memorandum" at the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability in Stockholm, Sweden on 18 May 2011. North was born on November 5, 1920 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He studied at Washington University in St. Louis, and Stanford University, at the University of Washington, and at Cambridge University. North has three sons from a failed marriage.
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- Such as Peter Agre, Nadine Gordimer, Yuan T. Lee, Elinor Ostrom, Werner Arber, David Gross, James Mirrlees, Carlo Rubbia, Paul J. Crutzen, Mario J. Molina, Amartya Sen, Peter Doherty (scientist), Walter Kohn, John Sulston, Murray Gell-Mann, Harold Kroto, Douglas Osheroff, Muhammad Yunus
- "Stockholm Memorandum," Nobel-cause.de, 2011
- North's Profile, Hoover Institution
Other websites[change | change source]
- 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
- Hoover Institution homepage
- Douglass C. North – Autobiography