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Dale T. Mortensen
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Born(1939-02-02)February 2, 1939
DiedJanuary 9, 2014(2014-01-09) (aged 74)
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University
Willamette University
AwardsIZA Prize in Labor Economics (2005)
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Dale Thomas Mortensen (February 2, 1939 – January 9, 2014) was an American economist. He received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Willamette University and his PhD in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mortensen was born in Enterprise, Oregon on February 2, 1939.[1]

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2010. He won the award with Christopher A. Pissarides from the London School of Economics and Peter A. Diamond from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They were awarded it for "their analysis of markets with search frictions".[2][needs simplifying]

Mortensen died on January 9, 2014 from a stroke and cancer. He died at his home in Wilmette, Illinois. He was aged 74.[3][4][5]


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