Who will win the 2011 Economics Nobel Prize?

Who will win the 2011 Economics Nobel Prize?

According to predictions released by Thomson Reuters, five professors are leading contenders for the 2011 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

The announcement is likely on October 10.

The top five contenders are:

Why: for his analysis of financial intermediation and monitoring

Douglas W. Diamond’ s Webpage

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Why : with Halbert L. White, Jr., for their contributions to econometrics, specifically the Hausman specification test and the White standard errors test

Jerry A. Hausman’s Webpage

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Why: with Gordon Tullock, for their description of rent-seeking behavior and its implications

Anne Osborn Krueger’s Webpage

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Why: with Anne O. Krueger, for their description of rent-seeking behavior and its implications

Gordon Tullock’ s Webpage

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Why: with Jerry A. Hausman, for their contributions to econometrics, specifically the Hausman specification test and the White standard errors test

Halbert White, Jr.’s Webpage

Courtesy: Wikipedia, Thomson Reuters

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