Onassis Prizes 2023
Three world-leading academics received grants for finance, international trade, and shipping contributions. The Onassis Prizes 2023 were awarded at The Guildhall in London to Darrell Duffie, Marc Melitz and Siri Pettersen Strandenes. Established in 1978 by Aristotle Onassis’s hand-written will, the Onassis Prizes are awarded in the aforementioned sectors as they are the areas in which Aristotle Onassis achieved international renown during his lifetime.
Judged by a panel of esteemed academics from around the world the Prizes, which each feature a $200,000 grant, are jointly awarded every three years by the Onassis Foundation and Bayes Business School, City University of London and it’s Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, which next year will celebrate its 40th anniversary organizing a special event in Athens. Costas Grammenos, the Chairman of the Centre and a true visionary, introduced the three laureates and chaired the discussion about Shipping and International Trade.
Darrell Duffie (Onassis Prize Laureate 2023 in finance) is the Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Financial Advisory Roundtable of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a Fellow and member of the Council of the Econometric Society and a member of CEPR’s Fintech & Digital Currencies Research Policy Network.
Marc Melitz (Onassis Prize Laureate 2023 in international trade) is the David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Fellow for CEPR’s International Trade and Regional Economic programme and is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), CESifo, and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Siri Pettersen Strandenes (Onassis Prize Laureate 2023 in shipping) is Professor Emerita for Department of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics. Strandenes’ main research areas are Maritime Economics, Economics of Air Transport, International Economics and Industrial Organization. She is an Honorary Visiting Professor at Bayes Business School and Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp. She has served on a number of Boards in public and private institutions, including DNB, Norges Bank, Bergshav Shipholding, Norwegian Guarantee Institute for Export Credits (GIEK), Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) and currently is a member of the Board of the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights and the Norwegian Hull Club.