New Delhi: The 2023 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to the renowned American economist and distinguished Harvard University professor, Claudia Goldin.
She was honoured with the prestigious award “for having advanced our understanding of women’s labour market outcomes,” said the Nobel Prize Committee.
According to the committee, Goldin’s research has provided fresh and unexpected perspectives on the historical and present-day roles of women in the workforce.
“The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2023 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Claudia Goldin “for having advanced our understanding of women’s labour market outcomes.” The Nobel Prize said in a statement on X (formerly known as Twitter)
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2023 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Claudia Goldin “for having advanced our understanding of women’s labour market outcomes.”#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/FRAayC3Jwb
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 9, 2023
Earlier, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi for “her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all.”
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to American chemist Moungi G. Bawendi, American professor Louis E. Brus, and accomplished Russian solid-state physicist Alexei Ekimov.
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the United States-based physicist Pierre Agostini, the accomplished Hungarian-Austrian scientist Ferenc Krausz, and the eminent French physicist Anne L’Huillier.
The prestigious honour was awarded to them for their pioneering work in developing experimental techniques capable of generating attosecond pulses of light. This allows for a thorough investigation of electron behaviour with different materials.
The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their groundbreaking discoveries and the creation of successful mRNA vaccines for combating COVID-19.
The Nobel Prizes, which honour outstanding contributions in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace, trace their origins to the will of Alfred Nobel, the renowned Swedish inventor known for inventing dynamite.
Founded by the Swedish inventor and philanthropist Alfred Nobel in 1895, the Nobel Prize Awards, which commenced in 1901, have the noble purpose of recognising individuals who have made substantial contributions that bestow immense benefits upon humanity.