Who should win the 2016 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences? Thomas Reuters made its predictions. What are yours?

The announcement of the 2016 Nobel prize winners began last Monday, 3 October. On Monday, 10 October, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will be accounced by Göran K. Hansson, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

1045917624Thomas Reuters has this week announced its annual list of candidates considered likely to win the Nobel Prize in their respective field, including economics:

“In Economics, Olivier J. Blanchard is recognized for contributions to macroeconomics, including examination of fluctuations in industrialized economies and the persistence of unemployment. Edward P. Lazear, meanwhile, developed the field of personnel economics – exploring, for example, the relationship between compensation and incentives. And Mark J. Melitz has generated a new theory of trade, examining the specifics of how business firms differ, particularly those that export goods overseas and deal with international competition.”

Last year’s winner was Sir Angus Stewart Deaton, FBA, a Scottish-American economist. He was awarded the prize for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare. To learn more about other previous winners, read Forbes’ list of Nobel prize-winning economic theories you should know about. Nominations for the Economic Sciences prize can only be made by invitation. Read more about the nomination and selection process here.

What are your prediction for the 2016 winner? Let us know in the comments or via talkinbusiness-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


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