As there is no Nobel Prize in Political Science and strictly speaking not a Nobel Prize in Economics, the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will have to do. But who will get is this year?
As of Saturday, the Top-3 is:
- Elhanan Helpman – Harvard (homepage)
- Gene M Grossman – Princeton (homepage)
- Paul Romer – Standford (homepage)
One note about Romer: His homepage includes a reference to a company developing e-learning technology.
He is also the founder of Aplia, which develops and applies technologies for improving student learning. This work springs from his conviction that improving education at all levels will be the key to sustaining technological progress in the twenty-first century and that better educational technology will lead better educational outcomes.
By the way: Political scientists would count Herbert Simon (1978) and James Buchanan (1986) as two of ours. Gordon Tullock who is on the Ladbrokes list – a case of collective action by public choice researchers? 😉 – has also made an impact on Political Science.