How Nobel Prize winner Paul Romer redefined economics

Oct 8, 2018
Economists comment on what makes Romer’s views unique.
“I’ve been really disappointed that we just haven’t had the kind of political environment where we can think about speeding up technological progress,” Paul Romer said Monday.

Nobel winner Nordhaus changed terms of climate debate

Oct 8, 2018
There’s a new report out on climate change science and it’s bleak. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made up of thousands of scientists, finds the earth’s temperature has risen 1 degree Celsius — or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit — since pre-industrial times.…
Yale Professor William Nordhaus speaks during a press conference after winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences at Yale University on Oct. 8, 2018 in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Richard Thaler wins Nobel for work in behavioral economics

Oct 9, 2017
The Nobel committee said Thaler’s work shows how human traits affect individual decisions and market outcomes.
Nobel prize winner Richard Thaler.
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