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Diamond, Mortensen, Pissarides Share 2010 Nobel Economic Prize

Peter Diamond, Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides shared the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on the efficiency of recruitment and wage formation as well as labor-market regulation.

The laureates “have formulated a theoretical framework for search markets,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement today. “Peter Diamond has analyzed the foundations of search markets. Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides have expanded the theory and have applied it to the labor market. The laureates’ models help us understand the ways in which unemployment, job vacancies, and wages are affected by regulation and economic policy.”