Readers & Thinkers: The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics. Flipping Coins for Poverty

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2019 was announced today, October 14, 2019. It went to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer.  Banerjee is 58 years old and was born in Kolkata, India.   He obtained his B.S. from the University of Calcutta, his M.A. from Jawahalal University, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.  The majority of his work was done...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2019 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 14, 2019. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Romer “for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis”, while Nordhaus received the prize “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics. Ideas and Hot Air

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2018 was announced today, October 8, 2018. It went to Paul Romer and William Nordhaus. Romer is 62 years old and was born in Denver, Colorado.   He obtained his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  The work that launched his career in growth theory was started as a Ph.D. student at Chicago and was completed while an...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2018 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 8, 2018. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Richard Thaler “for his contributions to behavioral economics.” Who will win in 2018? As I’ve said before, it’s just too hard to predict anymore (or I’m just too lazy to do the work...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics. Most People are Human

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2017 was announced today, October 9, 2017. It went to Richard Thaler. Thaler is 72 years old and was born in East Orange, New Jersey.   He obtained his BA from Case Western Reserve University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.  The work that set his career as a behavioral economist was done while a professor...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2017 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 9, 2017. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom “for their contributions to contract theory”. Who will win in 2017? As I’ve said before, it’s just too hard to predict anymore.  So instead I’ll...
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