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Readers & Thinkers: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics. Assume Nothing

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics. Assume Nothing

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2011 was announced today, October 10, 2011.  It went to two people: Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims. Sargent is 68 years old, born in Pasadena, CA and a Professor at NYU and the Hoover Institute.  Most of his important work was done at the University of Minnesota.  He obtained his BA from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Sims is 68 years old, born in Washington D.C. and a Professor at Princeton University. Most of his important work was...

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

Dear All: The 2011 Nobel prize for economic sciences will be announced on Monday, October 10, 2011. Background For those who are new on my Readers & Thinkers list, I have been predicting and following the Nobel prize in economics for many years now for the fun of it. My past pre and post analysis can be found at:  (http://ludwigbc.com/blog/readers-and-thinkers/). If you would like to send me your predictions, I will share it with the group when the prize has been awarded. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Peter...

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics. Take this Job and Shove it

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics. Take this Job and Shove it

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2010 was announced today, October 11, 2010. It went to three people that all worked in the field of search and matching. Peter Diamond is 70 years old, born in New York City and is a Professor of Economics at MIT. He obtained his BA from Yale and his Ph.D. in economics from MIT. Dale Mortensen is 71 years old, born in Enterprise, Oregon and is a Professor at Northwestern University. He obtained his BA from Willamette and his Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon. Christopher Pissarides...

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

Dear All: The 2010 Nobel prize for economic sciences will be announced on Monday, October 11, 2010. Background For those who are new on my Readers & Thinkers list, I have been predicting and analyzing the Nobel prize in economics for many years now for the fun of it. Although my predictions have been quite accurate in the past, I no longer feel like I know who’s going to be a slam dunk win. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Oliver Williamson (my second choice for the Nobel) “for his analysis of economic...

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics. Make or Buy?

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics. Make or Buy?

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2009 was announced today, October 12, 2009. It went to two people Oliver Williamson and Elinor Ostrom. Williamson is 77 years old, born in Superior, Wisconsin and Professor at UC Berkeley. He obtained his BS from MIT and his Ph.D. in economics from Carnegie Mellon University. Ostrom is 76 years old, born in Los Angeles, CA and Professor at Indiana University.  She obtained her BA and Ph.D. in political science from UCLA. Oliver Williamson was my 2nd pick for this...

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

Dear All: The 2009 Nobel prize for economics will be announced on Monday, October 12, 2009. Background For those who are new on my Readers & Thinkers list, I have been following the Nobel prize in economics for many years now for the fun of it. I also like to keep many people, who normally don’t think about economics and its contributions, informed. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Paul Krugman for “for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity”. Who will win in 2009? Disclaimer:...

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. Not Enough Variety

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. Not Enough Variety

 Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2008 was announced today, October 13, 2008. It went to Paul Krugman for his work in international trade theory and economic geography. Paul Krugman was one of my Ph.D. advisors at MIT. I even published a paper in the theory of economic geography, a field for which he won the prize. Krugman is 55 years old. He obtained his BA from Yale University and his Ph.D. from MIT. He is currently a professor at Princeton University. He won the prestigious Clarke Medal in 1991, which is...

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

 Dear All: The 2008 Nobel prize for economic sciences will be announced on Monday, October 13, 2008. Background For those who are new on my Readers & Thinkers list, I have been predicting and following the Nobel prize in economics for many years now for the fun of it. I also like to keep many people, who normally don’t think about economics and its contributions, informed. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S. Maskin, and Roger B. Myerson for “for having laid the foundations of mechanism...

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics. Redesigning the Nobel Committee

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics. Redesigning the Nobel Committee

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2007 was announced today, October 15, 2007.  It went to three people:  Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S. Maskin, and Roger B. Myerson. Hurwicz is 90 years old, born in Moscow, Russia and Prof. at University of Minnesota.  His education is from Poland. Maskin is 56 years old and was born in New York City and is at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton.  He obtained his BA and Ph.D. from Harvard University in applied mathematics. Myerson is 56 years old and was born...

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

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Readers & Thinkers: The 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

Dear All: The 2007 Nobel prize for economic sciences will be announced on Monday, October 15, 2007. Background For those who are new on my Readers & Thinkers list, I have been predicting the Nobel prize for many years now and very luckily have been right in the great majority of years (that is, either my 1 or 2 pick has almost always been right). In fact, this has made me think I should stop sending these emails, since my performance can only go down from here. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Ed Phelps (my second...

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