Oliver Williamson to Win Physics Nobel

30 September 2010 at 6:46 am 6 comments

| Scott Masten |

At least that’s what the writers of The Simpsons are predicting. (See upper left-hand corner.) Their Economics Prize predictions: Jagdish Bhagwati, Avinash Dixit, Bengt Holmstrom, and Elhanan Helpman. (via Marginal Revolution)

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  • 1. Dick Langlois  |  30 September 2010 at 8:04 am

    Ha! Now Krugman can be jealous. He thought he’d win the physics Nobel for his interstellar-trade paper. Olly must have been nominated for his famous early paper “A Comparative-Institutional Analysis of Alternative Schroedinger Universes.”

  • 2. Scott Masten  |  30 September 2010 at 8:22 am

    Olly studied physical chemistry and thermodynamics at MIT as an undergrad. But I’m sure that the Prize will be for his pioneering work in econotribology.

  • 3. Peter Klein  |  30 September 2010 at 8:55 am

    I think he should set his sights on the Peace Prize. Next paper: “A Fundamental Transformation for the Middle East.”

  • 4. Lasse  |  30 September 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Homer S has recently stated that he would gladly kill for the Nobel Peace Price

  • 5. Mario Rizzo  |  1 October 2010 at 9:12 am

    Didn’t we just have Nobel Prize winners in economics? Seriously, I wish it were only every two years. I am sick of all the fuss EACH YEAR about path-breaking ideas. There are very few path-breaking ideas.

    Personally, I’d like the living economists to compete with the dead ones for Nobel prizes.

  • 6. Peter Klein  |  1 October 2010 at 9:29 am

    I’m with you, Mario!

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