Nobel Prize 2007 predictions

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.

Scientific Thomson runs a poll for all the prizes and the one on economics is here. The selection process is here and the successful candidates predicted are here.

This year the poll shows 5 economists in 3 areas:

I. For international trade and economic growth: 

a) Elhanan Helpman: Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; Emeritus Professor, Department of Economics, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

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) Jean Tirole: Scientific Director, IDEI (Institute of Industrial Economics), University of Social Sciences, Toulouse, France; Affiliated researchmember of CERAS, Paris, France

III. For their work on auctions

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. 

Update 1: Greg Mankiw asks his blog readers to suggest who would win Nobel this year. Here are the comments. Mankiw also shares his predictions.

MR suggests his names.

Update 2: WSJ Blog posts on the propective winners from various sources.

One Response to “Nobel Prize 2007 predictions”

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