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Trivia — which 3 American Nobel winners in econonomics were never awarded an NSF grant?

According to the National Science Foundation, “To date, NSF has funded 43 researchers who earned Nobel Prizes in Economics, all but three Americans to whom the prize was awarded since 1969.” Which give rise to the Trivia Question:  “Which three … Continue reading

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How Peter Diamond won the Nobel Prize

Paul Samuelson + George Stigler + advanced undergraduate mathematics = Nobel Prize

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A pattern emerges in the selections for the Nobel Prize in economics

Peter Klein spots a Nobel Prize trend: It is said that when the Nobel Prize in economics was first established, prizes were given for using economics to teach people things they didn’t already know, e.g., that economic growth might increase … Continue reading

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A Nobel Prize for Hayekian recalculation in the labor market

Details from Tyler Cowen here, here, here, and here.  Additional thoughts from Arnold Kling.  And here’s the official statement from the Nobel Prize committee explaining their rationale for the award. There is something of a parallel here with the work … Continue reading

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We’re all waiting ..

Will Barack Obama win the Nobel Prize in economics?

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Mario Vargas Llosa, Friedrich Hayek & the Nobel Prize in Literature

Quotable: The news that Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize for literature has gratified me beyond words. The award is a huge boost for liberty in Latin America. Through his literary genius, prolific essays, and ceaseless activism, … Continue reading

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