UCL Department of Economics


Professor Ran Spiegler of UCL Economics winner of prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics for 2017

28 March 2017

Ran Spiegler

The 2017 Yrjö Jahnsson Award Committee has decided to award two deserving economists with this prize for 2017. Professor Ran Spiegler (School of Economics, Tel Aviv University and Department of Economics, University College London) is awarded the prize for his important contributions to economic theory and bounded rationality. His investigation of new behavioral models has important implications for our understanding of industrial organization and consumer behaviour.

Michèle Tertilt (University of Mannheim) was also awarded the prize for her important contributions to family economics and household finance. Her work has uncovered the salient implications of gender roles for macroeconomics, development, and fertility. Her research has also contributed to our understanding of the development of consumer credit markets and default rates.

About the Yrjö Jahnsson Award

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