Monday, October 5, 2015

Forecasting the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics

The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (aka the Nobel Prize in Economics) will be announced on Monday, October 12, 2015. Of the 74 men and 1 woman who have won the award outright or shared in it since the prize began in 1969, 51 have been Americans. The leading university homes of the winners include the University of Chicago (12), followed by the University of California-Berkeley (5), Harvard (5), Columbia (4), and Cambridge University, England (4).

Now, let's see how well you can forecast. Who will be awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics? Your educated guess must be posted as a comment to this post before the Nobel Prize announcement is made. In the event that more than one person submits identical guesses, the earlier time stamp of the comment will determine the winner. The bonus points will be added to the winner's next exam score following the Nobel announcement on October 12. 

Congratulations to Angus Deaton of Princeton University as this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences "for his analysis in consumption, poverty, and welfare."

Also, congratulations to Jacob Roope for being the first (and only) person to identify Deaton as the winner.



6 comments:

Erin Fair said...

Richard Blundell

Karl Ni said...

Sir Richard Blundell

Jacob Roope said...

Sir Anthony Atkinson/Angus Deaton

Micayla Hupp said...

John A List

Kaitlin Klinchock said...

Richard Blundell

li yishan said...

Paul M.Romer