|Died||2 September 2013 (aged 102)|
|Institution||University at Buffalo|
University of Virginia
University of Chicago
|Field||Law and economics|
|New Institutional Economics|
|Alma mater||London School of Economics|
Analysis of transaction costs
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Economics (1991)|
|Information at IDEAS / RePEc|
Ronald Harry Coase (29 December 1910 – 2 September 2013) was a British economist. He was a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Law School. Coase won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1991.
Early life[change | change source]
Ronald Harry Coase was born in Willesden, Middlesex, on 29 December 1910. As a child, Coase had a weakness in his legs, which is why he had to wear leg-irons.
Education[change | change source]
Due to this problem, he attended the school for physical defectives. At the age of 12, he was able to enter at the Kilburn Grammar School on scholarship. Coase attended the London School of Economics, where he received a bachelor of commerce degree in 1932.
Career[change | change source]
After studying with the University of London External Programme in 1927–29, Coase entered the London School of Economics, where he took courses with Arnold Plant. He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1991.
Coase became the oldest living Nobel laureate before his death in 2013.
Personal life[change | change source]
Coase was married to Marian Hartung from 1937 until his death in 2013. They had no children.
Death[change | change source]
Coase died in Chicago, Illinois on 2 September 2013 from natural causes. He was 102 years old.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Ronald Coase. "Nobel Prize Autobiography," 1991
- ↑ "Ronald Coase Dead: Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Dies At 102". Huffington Post.com. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- ↑ "Retired U. of C. economist won Nobel". Chicago Sun-Times.com. September 4, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013.[permanent dead link]
- ↑ Galer, Sarah (2 September 2013). "Ronald H. Coase, Founding Scholar in Law and Economics, 1910–2013 | University of Chicago Law School". Law.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Coase Institute
- "Looking for Results" Archived 2009-09-03 at the Wayback Machine, interview in Reason by Thomas W. Hazlett
- 2003 Coase Centennial Speech delivered by Coase (500MB QuickTime file, recommend downloading video before watching)
- Schumpeter "Why do Firms Exist?", Economist, 16 December 2010.
- Russ Roberts's "Coase on Externalities, the Firm, and the State of Economics" from the Library of Economics and Liberty