The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic (2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences) was awarded to Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley today for their work on matching supply and demand for everything from single men and women to organ donors and their recipients.
Americans have won 68% percent of all Nobel winners for economics, while the U.S. accounts for about 21.6% of global GDP. The U.K. ranks second with 11.8% (3.5% world output). Euro nations have provided 8.8% of Laureates.
Sixty nine people, with an average age of 62, won the 43 prizes between 1969 and 2011.
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