Thursday, October 6, 2011

Predicting the 2011 Nobel Laureate in Economic Science

" "This is the Oscars for nerds," says Paul Bracher, a chemist at the California Institute of Technology"

(Daniel Strain, Science, 21 September, 2011)

I swore I wouldn't do it, but in the end I couldn't stop myself! Everyone else is having their say about next Monday's award of the Economics Nobel Prize, so I couldn't sit on the sidelines any longer.

I know it's proper name is "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel", but I'm going to be lax here. The big announcement will come at around 1:00p.m. CST on Monday 10th October this year. That's around 4 a.m. that day if you're on the West coast, like me, or 7a.m. in New York. If you're not the lucky one to get the wake-up call, then you can watch the announcement, live, here. I'll be joining you!

So, who will the recipient(s) be this year?