Thursday, October 6, 2011

Harvard Nobel Prize in Economics Prediction Pool

A man of conviction who needs
To declare which economist leads
May wager a bet
On the one who will get
That prize given out by the Swedes.

Nobel Prize season is upon us: on Monday, October 10, the winner(s) of the 2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will be announced in Stockholm. That means that once again it's time for the Nobel Prize in Economics Pool, sponsored by Harvard University. The self-described "world's most accurate prediction market" invites economists far and wide to wager a dollar on the name of each predicted winner. Although practitioners of the Dismal Science failed to predict last year's winners, Thomson Reuters has stepped in with a handy handicapping sheet. Don't delay - entries must be received in Cambridge MA before 11:59 PM this Sunday night!


  1. Betting isn't good economics. How ironic that economists bet.

  2. At $1, I suppose the economics of betting don't matter all that much.


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