Today, Alvin Roth, an American Jew (source: JINFO.org), along with Lloyd Shapely were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics. They received the prestigious award along with $1.2 million “for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design”.
That makes a total of three Jewish Nobel Prize winners this year: Serge Haroche, Robert Lefkowitz and Alvin Roth. All together, nine people were awarded Nobel prizes this year (not including the EU that won the Nobel Peace prize).
Jews have won 41% of all the Nobel prizes for Economics.
Last year, 5 out of the 11 Nobel laureates were Jewish.
Historically, approximately 20% of Nobel laureates have been Jewish. An astounding statistic, considering that only 0.2% of the world’s population is Jewish.