Yale’s William Nordhaus wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

William Nordhaus (Photo credit: BBVA Foundation)
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

William Nordhaus ’63 B.A., ’72 M.A., Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and the world’s leading economist on climate change, has been awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences for “integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”

Directed Studies is delighted to congratulate DS alum Professor William Nordhaus on being awarded one of this year’s Nobel Prizes in Economics! 

In October of 2014, Directed Studies students and faculty heard Professor Nordhaus speak about his work on Economics and Climate Change when he delivered a Class of ‘37 Directed Studies Colloquium.

You can read more about the work that earned Prof. Nordhaus Nobel recognition at

Yale News (https://news.yale.edu/2018/10/08/yales-william-nordhaus-wins-2018-nobel-prize-economic-sciences)

The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/business/economic-science-nobel-prize.html)