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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 7 years ago

is john nash a nobel prize winner?

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  • Zac Z
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    I guess you're referring to John Forbes Nash, Jr.? (There's a whole bunch of John Nashs, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nash)

    Technically, he's not a Nobel Prize winner because the so-called Nobel Prize in Economics is not a "true Nobel Prize". Whereas the latter are a result of Alfred Nobel's will and were first awarded in 1901, the prize for economics was initiated by the central bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) almost 70 years later.

    This is why the prize is officially called "Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel".

    However, in my experience most people don't make this distinction.

    Conclusion:

    John Forbes Nash, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences together with Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi in 1994. Whether this makes him a Nobel Prize winner depends on your definition of "Nobel Prize".

    Best,

    Zac

  • Aryore
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    John Forbes Nash, Jr. received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

    Source(s): Google and Wikipedia
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Yes.

  • Raatz
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Not really. It was one of the Sweden awards that doesn't actually count (c/o Peace).

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