The economics of diversity

Is there a more ecumenical Nobel than the economics prize? First, it goes to a psychologist – now to a political scientist.

Shiller may be going to far to call this  “part of the merging of the social sciences”. But it’s good to see economics sharing the love (and money).

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1 Response to The economics of diversity

  1. Skeptic says:

    I guess the Nobel committee might have a preference for people who verify their theories (and may be a little embarrassed by the contribution of former Nobels to defunct theories and crashed markets). The judges said “economic science should extend beyond market theory and into actual behavior”. Awarding the Nobel this way is great, it gives incentives for empirical, truly scientific work and might actually contribute to change from the status quo in major university economics departments. Will you guys be happier when Dan Ariely wins something? I mean, he is a cognitive psychologist, but at least he calls himself an economist.

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