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Nobel 98

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
vote here.
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.]

The Prize

Nobel Medal

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.

Predictions?

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.

[Final Results:]

 

 

Nobel
1998
Who
should win the 1998 Nobel?
Amartya
Sen (79)
44%
   
Clive
Granger (21)
12%
   
George
Akerlof (11)
6%
   
Joseph
Stiglitz (24)
13%
   
Oliver
Williamson (13)
7%
   
Peter
Diamond (9)
5%
   
William
Baumol (17)
9%
   
Vernon
Smith (7)
4%
   

181 Total
Votes

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