John von Neumann Award

About

The John von Neumann Award, named after John von Neumann is given annually by the Rajk László College for Advanced Studies (BudapestHungary), to an outstanding scholar in the exact social sciences, whose works have had substantial influence over a long period of time on the studies and intellectual activity of the students of the college. The award was established in 1994 and is given annually. In 2013, separately from the annual prize, Kenneth J. Arrow was given the Honorary John von Neumann Award.

2019 Award Winner

Susan Athey

About

Susan Athey is the Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She also works as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is Founding Director of the Shared Prosperity and Innovation Initiative, and Associate Director of the Stanford Human Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute.

Research

Susan Athey’s research is in the areas of industrial organization, microeconomic theory, and applied econometrics. Her current field of research is online marketing and auctions, and the combined application of machine learning and econometric methods.

Other awards

In 2007 she was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal.

Awardees said about us

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"It was tremendous pleasure to spend time with the wonderful students at Rajk College. What a smart, lively, intuitive group! I am sure you are all slated for big and important futures. Thank you all for the incredible honor you've bestowed on me."

Dani Rodrik
2018
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"Thanks to everyone at the college, first for choosing me for this honor and even more for your hospitality, questions and good humor. I hope to return."

Richard Thaler
2017
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"Thank you for inviting me to share in your college community. Your hospitality is impressive."

Alvin E. Roth
2016
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"Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality and honor. This is a truly unique and wonderful community, and it is wonderful to be linked to it."

Matthew O. Jackson
2015
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"Many thanks to the college for the invitation to discover Budapest and have the opportunity to present my research in such detail and in front of such an interested and motivated audience of students. I was very impressed at how the college works and the passion of the students for research, discussion, social and political issues at such an early stage in their academic careers!"

Emmanuel Saez
2014
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"It is a great pleasure to visit again Rajk College after thirty years. The heroic spark of those times remains alive in the present generation. I am grateful for the hospitality, and I enjoyed the intellectual interchange."

Kenneth J. Arrow
2013

Award
Winners

Dani Rodrik

2018

Richard Thaler

2017

Alvin E. Roth

2016

Matthew O. Jackson

2015

Emmanuel Saez

2014

Kenneth J. Arrow

2013 - Honorary Award

Esther Duflo

2013

Olivier Blanchard

2012
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Joshua Angrist

2011

Tim Besley

2010

Philippe Aghion

2009

Kevin M. Murphy

2008

Daron Acemoglu

2007

Matthew Rabin

2006

Glenn Loury

2005

Gary Becker

2004

Maurice Obstfeld

2003

Jon Elster

2002

Avinash K. Dixit

2001

Oliver E. Williamson

1999

Jean Tirole

1998

János Kornai

1997

Hal Varian

1996

John Harsanyi

1995

Contact

Phone: +36 1 482 8927
Email: neumannaward_2019@googlegroups.com
1085 Budapest, Horánszky Street 6