Oliver Hart (economist)

British economist

Oliver Simon D'Arcy Hart (born October 9, 1948) is a British-born American economist. He is the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Together with Bengt R. Holmström, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2016.

Oliver Hart
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Oliver Hart at Nobel press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, December 2016
Oliver Simon D'Arcy Hart

(1948-10-09) October 9, 1948 (age 71)
London, England
NationalityBritish, American
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge BA
University of Warwick MA
Princeton University PhD
Spouse(s)Rita B. Goldberg
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2016)
Scientific career
FieldsLaw and Economics
InstitutionsHarvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
London School of Economics
Doctoral advisorMichael Rothschild
Doctoral studentsDavid S. Scharfstein[1]
Jeremy C. Stein[2]
Luigi Zingales[3]
Richard Holden


  1. Scharfstein, David (1986). Market competition and incentives (Ph.D.). MIT. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. Stein, Jeremy C. (1986). Economic models with heterogeneously informed participants (Ph.D.). MIT. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. Zingales, Luigi (1992). The value of corporate control (Ph.D.). MIT. Retrieved 8 December 2016.