Readers & Thinkers: The 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics. Sign Here Please

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2016 was announced today, October 10, 2016. It went to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom. Hart is 68 years old and was born in London, England.   He obtained his BA from Cambridge University, his MA from Warwick University, and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. Although he did work in general equilibrium theory early in his...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

Dear All: This week begins the annual announcement of Nobel Prizes in a variety of fields. The economics Nobel prize will be announced on October 10, 2016. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Angus Deaton for “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare”. Who will win in 2016? For many years now, I have believed that guessing the winner of the Nobel Prize...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics. How Much Do You Want It?

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2015 was announced today, October 12, 2015. It went to Angus Deaton. Deaton is 69 years old and was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.   Much of his early work in consumption theory was done while a professor at the University of Bristol. He is now a Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. He obtained...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

Dear All: Monday, October 5, 2015  marks the beginning of a series of announcements about Nobel Prizes in a variety of fields. The first announcement will be the Nobel prize in Medicine.  The Nobel prize in Economics will be announced on October 12, 2015. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Jean Tirole for“for his analysis of market power and regulation”.  Jean...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics. Market Behavior and Remedies

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2014 was announced today, October 13, 2014. It went to Jean Tirole. Tirole is 61 years old, born in France and Scientific Director at the Institut d’Economie Industrielle in Toulouse, France.   Much of his key work was done while a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He obtained his engineering degree...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

Dear All: The 2014 Nobel prize for economic sciences will be announced on Monday, October 13, 2014. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Eugene Fama, Lars Hansen, and Robert Shiller for their empirical analysis of asset prices. Who will win in 2014? The pool of obvious candidates has considerably thinned and thus it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to pick the winners in...
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