October 08, 2018

Nordhaus ’59 awarded Nobel Prize in Economics

William Nordhaus ’59 and Exeter alum Paul Romer ’73 both earn distinguished honor

On any given day the Andover-Exeter rivalry is cause for competition. But today we celebrate a double win. An alumnus from each school has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. 

Yale professor William Nordhaus PA’59 and NYU professor Paul Romer PEA’73 have designed methods that address some of our time’s most fundamental and pressing issues: long-term sustainable growth in the global economy and the welfare of the world’s population. 

Head of School John Palfrey called today's news, “a success for non sibi.” Bill Rawson, PEA interim principal, said: “We are thrilled to see alumni from both schools recognized for making a positive impact on the world.”

The Prize in Economic Sciences. Read the full press release.

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