A year ago, Robert Engle ’64 won the Nobel Prize in Economics. What are the chances that another Eph will win this year? Pretty slim, I would say. Here is a listing of some of the leading contenders. The only Eph that I see on the list is Lester Thurow ’60.

The most deserving economist on this list is, IMHO, Thomas Schelling. It is a shame that Micromotives and Macrobehavior is probably not read in a single class at Williams. This is one of the very few cool books in economics.

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