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Peter A. Diamond
Peter Arthur Diamond

(1940-04-29) April 29, 1940 (age 84)
Alma materMIT
Yale University
SpousePriscilla "Kate" Myrick
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2010)
Scientific career
FieldsPolitical economics, welfare economics, behavioral economics
University of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisorRobert Solow[1]
Doctoral studentsMartin Hellwig
David K. Levine[2]
Andrei Shleifer[3]
Emmanuel Saez[4]

Peter Arthur Diamond (born April 29, 1940) is an American economist. Diamond is known for his analysis of U.S. Social Security policy and his work as an advisor to the Advisory Council on Social Security in the late 1980s and 1990s.

He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2010, along with Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides. He won the Prize for studying what happens when trading in markets is difficult. For example, because buyers and sellers need to find another before they can trade.[6]

He is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On June 6, 2011 he withdrew his nomination to serve on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors, citing intractable Republican opposition for 14 months.[7]

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  1. Peter A. Diamond - Autobiography - Nobelprize.org, PDF page 2
  2. Levine, David Knudsen (1981). The enforcement of collusion in oligopoly (Ph.D.). MIT. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  3. "The business cycle and the stock market by Andrei Shleifer". Retrieved 2016-09-19.
  4. Saez, Emmanuel (1999). Essays on the economics of income taxation (Ph.D.). MIT. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  5. "Peter Arthur Diamond". Biography in Context (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Detroit: Gale Biography In Context. 2010. Gale Document Number: GALE|K1650007280. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  6. "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2010". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  7. Nobel Laureate Diamond Withdraws Nomination to Fed Board Archived 2012-07-12 at Archive.today, Joshua Zumbrun, Bloomberg News, June 6, 2011

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