French economist Jean Tirole poses at the School of Economics in Toulouse, France on June 2, 2008.
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October 13, 2014 7:35 AM EDT

French economist Jean Tirole has won the 2014 Nobel prize for economics.

Tirole, a professor of economics at Toulouse University, won for his “analysis of market power and regulation.”

On Friday, Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi both won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work defending education rights for children.

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