Kortum wins 2018 Onassis Prize in International Trade

Yale economist Samuel Kortum

Yale economist Samuel Kortum has won the 2018 Onassis Prize in International Trade for his research on the impact of technology on global trade.

Kortum ’92 Ph.D., the James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics, shared the prize with his frequent collaborator, Jonathan Eaton ’73 M.A., ’76 Ph.D., distinguished professor of economics at Pennsylvania State University. They will accept the award at a banquet in London on Sept. 24.

The Onassis Prizes honor outstanding academic achievements that have had international significance in the fields of finance, trade, and shipping. The prizes are awarded every three years by Cass Business School London jointly with the Onassis Foundation.