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Dale T. Mortensen's Biography

Dale Thomas Mortensen (born February 2, 1939 in Enterprise, Oregon) is an American economist. He received his B.A. in economics from Willamette University and his Ph.D. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He has been on the faculty of Northwestern University since 1965 and a professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management since 1980. He is also the Niels Bohr Visiting Professor at the School of Economics and Management, Aarhus University, from 2006 to 2010. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics jointly along with Christopher A. Pissarides from the London School of Economics and Peter A. Diamond from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 "for their analysis of markets with search frictions". In May 2011, Mortensen was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from his alma mater, Willamette University. He is married to Beverly Mortensen, also a Northwestern Professor.

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A picture taken on a screen during the announcement shows Peter Diamond, Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides
A picture taken on a screen during the announcement shows Peter Diamond, Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides
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  • Dale Mortensen, Nobel laureate in economics, dies

      News Source: United Press International | 7 months ago
    Mortensen, the 2010 Nobel Prize laureate in economics and professor at Northwestern University in Illinois, died Thursday, his family said...Mortensen, who won the Nobel along with Peter Diamond of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
  • Ahead of the curve: the next 7 days

      News Source: CNN Blog | almost 3 years ago
    Economic and money issues are front and center in the coming week. The focus begins early Monday, when the Nobel Memorial Prize for economics is awarded in Sweden, and wraps up next weekend when a coalition of religious, civil rights and education
  • ‘On the right track,’ says Nobel Prize winner

      News Source: Kathimerini | over 3 years ago
    On the right track, says Nobel Prize winner As railway workers went on strike yesterday to protest staff cuts aimed at cutting government spending, Nobel Prize-winning economist Christopher Pissarides said that Greece is on the right track. There is

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  • Northwestern Nobel Prize winner Dale Mortensen dies - ...

      Blog Source: www.chicagobusiness.com | 7 months ago
    Dale T. Mortensen. Dale T. Mortensen. January 09, 2014. (Bloomberg) — Dale T. Mortensen, who won the 2010 Nobel Prize in economics for research into the difficulties of matching supply and demand in the labor market, has died. He was ...
  • Market Design: Dale Mortensen, 1939-2014

      Blog Source: marketdesigner.blogspot.com | 7 months ago
    Together with Peter Diamond and Christopher Pissarides he was awarded the 2010Sveriges Riksbank (Nobel) Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2010 for their contributions to the analysis of “markets with search friction.
  • Nobel Prize Economics 2010 goes to Peter Diamond, Dale ...

      Blog Source: econolog.net | almost 4 years ago
    Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen, Christopher A. Pissarides can be thought of as a prize for unemployment theory.A key breakthrough was to realize that the problem was not how to explain unemployment per se but rather how

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