Sraffa, Myrdal, and the 1961 Söderström Gold Medal

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Rogerio Arthmar

Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo

Michael McLure

University of Western Australia

Date Written: April 2019

Abstract

In this paper, we give an account of the awarding of the 1961 Söderström 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 Söderström Gold Medal for the history of economics as a field of study.

Keywords: Economics prize, history of science, Ricardian doctrine, value theory

Suggested Citation

Arthmar, Rogerio and McLure, Michael, Sraffa, Myrdal, and the 1961 Söderström Gold Medal (April 2019). The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 121, Issue 2, pp. 843-853, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3349359 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12274

Rogerio Arthmar (Contact Author)

Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo ( email )

Vitoria
Espitito Santo
Brazil

Michael McLure

University of Western Australia ( email )

Nedlands, Western Australia 6907
Australia

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