Prague Conference on Behavioral Sciences, with the kind permission of and in coperation with Fondation Maurice Allais (France), awards an annual Allais Memorial Prize in Behavioral Sciences. This prize is being awarded for a contribution to the field of behavioral science.
Maurice Allais was a French economist, the 1988 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources. He was responsible for early work in Behavioral economics, which in the US is generally attributed to Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. As such, he is perceived as one of the first pioneers of the field.