Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Nobel handicapping 

Thomson Scientific is running a poll on who will win the Nobel Prizes in medicine, chemistry, physics and economics. In econ, the nominees they offer are Bhagwati, Dixit and Krugman for international trade theory, Dale Jorgenson for his work in investment theory and econometrics, and to Oliver Hart, Bengt Holmstrom and Oliver Williamson for trasnaction costs economics, contracts, incentives and corporate governance issues. Thomsom is running a poll and no clear favorite has emerged; all three are good candidates, but I would vote for Jorgenson. I don't see any polls elsewhere, yet.