It is that time of the year when the prospective Nobel Prize winners are going to be discussed. The website informs first prize would be announced on 8 October, 2007 and it would be for medicine.
The Prize for economics is going to be announced on October 15 and we would see a lot of blogging on the deserving candidates in coming years.
This year the poll shows 5 economists in 3 areas:
I. For international trade and economic growth:
b) Gene M. Grossman:Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA; Professor, Department of Economics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton, NJ, USA.
II. For Industrial organisation and regulation:
a) Robert B. Wilson:Adams Distinguished Professor of Management Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
b) Paul R. Milgrom: Shirley and Leonard Ely Professor of Humanities, Department of Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
So far, results are:
41% – Tirole
35% – Helpman, Grossman
24% – Wilson, Milgrom
No Fama & French this time in the list.
Anyways,. it is just a poll. Let us see what happens on Oct 15, 2007.
Keep posted for developments.
MR suggests his names.
Update 2: WSJ Blog posts on the propective winners from various sources.