James Mirrlees

Sir James Alexander Mirrlees (5 July 1936 – 29 August 2018[2][3]) was a Scottish economist. He was the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He was knighted in the 1997 Birthday Honours.

Sir James Mirrlees
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Born(1936-07-05)5 July 1936
Minnigaff, Scotland
Died29 August 2018(2018-08-29) (aged 82)
Cambridge, England
InstitutionChinese University of Hong Kong
Oxford University
University of Cambridge
FieldPolitical economics
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
Trinity College, Cambridge
Partha Dasgupta
Nicholas Stern
Peter J. Hammond[1]
Franklin Allen
Barry Nalebuff
Huw Dixon
Anthony Venables
John Vickers
Alan Manning
Gareth Myles
Paul Seabright
Hyun-Song Shin
Zhang Weiying
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1996)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Mirrlees died on 29 August 2018 in Cambridge, England at the age of 82.[4]


  1. Hammond, Peter J. "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Peter J. Hammond's Personal Home Page. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  2. "Chinese University Nobel laureate James Mirrlees dies aged 82". South China Morning Post. 31 August 2018.
  3. Goyal, Sanjeev. "Professor Sir James Mirrlees 1936-2018". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  4. Nobel Prize-Winning Economist James Mirrlees Dies at 82. August 30, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/08/31/world/europe/ap-eu-britain-obit-mirrlees.html. Retrieved September 3, 2018. 

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