Sraffa, Myrdal, and the 1961 Soderstrom Gold Medal

Rogerio Arthmar, Michael McLure

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Abstract

In this paper, we give an account of the awarding of the 1961 Soderstrom Gold Medal to Piero Sraffa by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien). We highlight the central role that Gunnar Myrdal played in the allocation of this prize to Sraffa and the amicable relationship between these two economists, as well as their views on Ricardian economics. In addition, we provide details of Sraffa's activities in Stockholm, including his attendance at the award ceremony. In our final remarks, we reflect on the significance of the 1961 Soderstrom Gold Medal for the history of economics as a field of study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-853
Number of pages11
JournalScandinavian Journal of Economics
Volume121
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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