Who’s going to win the Nobel?
The winner of the Nobel Prize in economic science is scheduled to be
announced next month. Who will the 1998 winner(s) be? Everyone has
their favorite contender.
The above list is limited to front runners (as determined by last years
votes). To vote over an extended list of about 60 economists
The names were taken from last year’s E-JOE internet poll. Included are
the names that received more than 1 vote in last years poll. [Note: See
below for final results.]
Officially, the prize is called “The Sveriges Riksbank (Bank of Sweden)
Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.” The prize was established
by the Riksbank in 1968 to commemorate its 300th anniversary, and was first
awarded in 1969. It differs in this regard from the other five prizes (peace,
literature, etc.) which were established in 1886 after the death of Alfred
Nobel via his will.
The winner is selected each year by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Below are listed the past winners of the prize.
There are, as always, many people in the running for the prize for this
year. The selections above were among the leading vote-getters last year.
MIT Press, Lives of the Laureates:
Thirteen Nobel Economists, Third edition. edited by William Breit
and Roger Spencer.
- Nobel Prize official web site.
- When Tuesday, Oct. 14th rolls around check for the 1998 announcement.
of the award for R. Merton and M. Scholes.
of the award for W. Vickrey and J. Mirlees.
For potential future winner see the listing of Economists
with web pages.
Want to vote again? See the Internet
Poll for Nobel Laureate in Economics from the E-JOE. Last year, Amartya
Sen was the clear front runner: I expect the same this year.
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