William Sharpe is a notable American economist who was awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to help with investment decision making. Sharpe is well known for developing the capital asset pricing model and Sharpe ratio in the 1960s.
Phi Beta Kappa
Financial Analysts' Federation, Graham and Dodd Award for excellence in financial writing for 1972.
Financial Analysts' Federation, Graham and Dodd Award for excellence in financial writing for 1973.
Financial Analysts' Federation, Nicholas Molodovsky Award, 1989.
The Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 1990.
UCLA Alumni Association, Award of Distinction, 1991.
James R. Vertin Award of the Research Foundation of the ICFA, 1996
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, De Paul University, 1997
The UCLA Medal, 1998
Risk Magazine, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002
Award for Lifetime Achievement in Indexing, the Superbowl of Indexing, 2005
Matthew R. McArthur Award, Investment Management Consultants Association, 2008
The Lillywhite Award for Extraordinary Lifetime Contributions to Americans' Economic Security, 2012
CFA Institute, Graham and Dodd Best Perspectives Award, 2015
The Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation, 2016