Past Presidents of Western Economic Association International


* Recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

  • 2013 George G. Kaufman 
  • 2012 Lucian A. Bebchuk
  • 2011 Richard A. Easterlin
  • 2010 Paul A. David
  • 2009 Ronald W. Jones
  • 2008 Paul Milgrom
  • 2007 James J. Heckman*
  • 2006 Gary D. Libecap
  • 2005 Robert Barro
  • 2004 Janet Yellen
  • 2003 Clive W. J. Granger*
  • 2002 Yoram Barzel
  • 2001 Michael R. Darby
  • 2000 Oliver E. Williamson*
  • 1999 Charles R. Plott
  • 1998 Steven N. S. Cheung
  • 1997 Gary Becker*
  • 1996 Harold Demsetz
  • 1995 Gordon Tullock
  • 1994 Michael C. Jensen
  • 1993 Jack Hirshleifer
  • 1992 Walter Y. Oi
  • 1991 Vernon L. Smith*
  • 1990 Arnold C. Harberger
  • 1989 Moses Abramovitz
  • 1988 Anna J. Schwartz
  • 1987 Robert W. Clower
  • 1986 Allan H. Meltzer
  • 1985 Milton Friedman*
  • 1984 James M. Buchanan*
  • 1983 Abba P. Lerner -- James M. Buchanan* (Acting Pres.)
  • 1982 M. Bruce Johnson
  • 1981 Kenneth J. Arrow*
  • 1980 Donald F. Gordon
  • 1979 Thomas Mayer
  • 1978 Howard R. Bowen
  • 1977 H. Scott Gordon
  • 1976 Douglass C. North*
  • 1975 Armen A. Alchian
  • 1974 Karl Brunner
  • 1973 Earl R. Rolph
  • 1972 Thomas R. Saving
  • 1971 William R. Allen
  • 1970 Charles B. Friday
  • 1969 Walter J. Mead
  • 1968 Dean A. Worcester
  • 1967 G. N. Rostvold
  • 1966 Paul Simpson
  • 1965 George Cady
  • 1964 Phillip W. Cartwright
  • 1963 Wytze Gorter
  • 1962 William O. Jones
  • 1961 Ralph I. Thayer
  • 1960 J. Fred Weston
  • 1959 Paul L. Kleinsorge
  • 1958 Frank L. Kidner
  • 1957 Floyd A. Bond
  • 1956 Kenneth L. Trefftzs
  • 1955 Gault W. Lynn
  • 1954 Clifford E. Maser
  • 1953 M. M. Stockwell
  • 1952 Oliver P. Wheeler
  • 1951 John A. Guthrie
  • 1950 Dilworth Walker
  • 1949 Glenn E. Hoover
  • 1948 Robert G. Pettengill
  • 1947 William S. Hopkins
  • 1946 John B. Condliffe
  • 1943-5  James H. Gilbert 
  • 1942 Bernard F. Haley -- James H. Gilbert (Acting Pres.)
  • 1941 Robert D. Calkins
  • 1940 Arthur G. Coons
  • 1939 Richard B. Heflebower
  • 1938 James K. Hall
  • 1937 John B. Canning
  • 1936 Kenneth Duncan
  • 1935 W. L. Wanlass -- Glen E. Hoover (Acting Pres.)
  • 1934 Reid L. McClung
  • 1933 Clement Akerman
  • 1932 Shirley J. Coon
  • 1931 John A. Bexell -- Kenneth Duncan (Acting Pres.)
  • 1930 Thomas A. Beal
  • 1929 Howard S. Nobel
  • 1928 Ira B. Cross
  • 1927 Theodore H. Boggs
  • 1926 Edwin C. Robbins
  • 1925 Howard T. Lewis
  • 1924 Rockwell D. Hunt
  • 1923 Eliot Jones
  • 1922 Alfred C. Schmitt