Who’s gonna win Nobel for Economics?

Since people are talking about the Nobel Prize and how Obama won it for “Peace”, might as well continue it.  On Monday, October 12, the next prize will be given, this time for the Nobel Prize in Economics.  And some predictions are now circulating around the web.  WSJ’s Real Time Economics has already named some who may join the ranks of Stiglitz, Krugman, Merton, Scholes, Markowitz, Coase and Sharpe.  Reuters also came out with their own list.

From RealTime:

  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business’s Eugene Fama – Efficient Market Hypothesis
  • Stanford University’s Paul Romer – technological change’s effects on growth
  • Dartmouth’s Kenneth French, Harvard’s Robert Barro and University of Zurich’s Ernst Fehr
  • Toulouse School of Economics’ Jean Tirole
  • Stanford’s John Taylor – Taylor rule – and Paul Milgrom – auction theory
  • Harvard’s Martin Weitzman

And Reuters’ list, with a little more info (bolded where name also appears on WSJ’s list) :

Ernst Fehr
Professor and Director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland • Winner of the 2004 Cogito Prize of the Cogito Foundation and the 2008 Marcel Benoist Prize (Switzerland)
ESI RANK: top 1% in Economics, 9 highly cited papers in last decade

Matthew J. Rabin
Edward G. and Nancy S. Jordan Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA • Winner of the 2006 John von Neumann Award and Rajk Laszlo College of Advanced Studies
ESI RANK: top 1% in Economics, 4 highly cited papers in last decade

William D. Nordhaus
Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA • Winner of the 2005 Distinguished Fellow Award of the American Economic Association • Ranked 108th in output and 49th in citations, according to Coupe rankings.

Martin L. Weitzman
Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA • Guggenheim Fellow 1970-1971 and in 1986 was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. • Ranked 35th in output and 56th in citations, according to Coupe rankings.

John B. Taylor
Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, and Bowen H. and Mary Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA, USA • Recipient of the 2005 Alexander Hamilton Award, U.S. Treasury Department and the 2005 George P. Schultz Public Service Award, Stanford University.
REPEC RANKING 54th as of August 2009

Jordi Gali
Professor, Department of Economics, and Director of the Center for Research in International Economics, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain • Winner of 2008 Premi Societat Catalana d¹Economia and recipient in 2008 of the First Prize Award for Best Paper presented at the NBER’S International Seminar on Macroeconomics during its first 25 years
ESI RANK: top 1% in Economics, 7 highly cited papers in last decade

Mark L. Gertler
Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Economics, New York University, New York, NY, USA • 2007-2008 Guggenheim Fellow and 2008 First Prize Award for Best Paper presented at the NBER’S International Seminar on Macroeconomics during its first 25 years
ESI RANK: top 1% in Economics, 4 highly cited papers in last decade

Let’s wait for Monday.

Source: WSJ, Reuters

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