Robert J. Shiller

The prize winner 2009

Robert J. Shiller is the Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He is the joint recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Science with Eugene F. Fama, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago.

He has written about financial markets, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and public attitudes, opinions and moral judgments regarding markets. His book Irrational Exuberance (Princeton University Press, 2000 & 2005 in 15 foreign language editions, Broadway Books 2001) is an analysis and explication of the stock market boom since 1982. It won the Commonfund Prize, 2000, and was a New York Times nonfiction bestseller. His book Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism (with George Akerlof, Princeton University Press 2009 and in 18 foreign language editions) won the the getAbstract International Book Award and the Paul A. Samuelson Award from TIAA-CREF. His latest book, Finance and the Good Society, was published in April 2012 by Princeton University Press.

He developed, with Karl E. Case Jr., the Standard & Poor's/Case‐Shiller Home Price Indices. Professor Shiller is co‐founder of Case Shiller Weiss, Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., an economics research and information firm, and a co‐founder of MacroMarkets LLC in Madison, NJ., which promotes securitization of unusual risks. He's also the former vice president of the American Economic Association and former president of the Eastern Economic Association. Professor Shiller's column; "Economic View," appears in the New York Times every five weeks, and his column, "Finance in the 21st Century," appears every other month in Project Syndicate, an international association of newspapers.

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