Who will win the economics Nobel this year?*

Monday sees the announcement of the 2015 prize winner. There are various tips around the place, some of which I’ve collected below. I think any of these would be a deserving winner – with links to various of their books too. Well worth reading, every one of them! There are surely other deserving candidates too.

I have been trying to think of women who are plausible winners, and there are certainly some younger ones who could win further down the line. Am I overlooking female economists who are old/distinguished/influential enough for this year?

Environmental economics: ,

[amazon_image id=”0199267197″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”030018977X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World[/amazon_image]

Update: Twitter folks strongly recommend adding in this category.

[amazon_image id=”0691159475″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”0674010442″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Income, Wealth and the Maximum Principle[/amazon_image]

Growth: Paul Romer,

[amazon_image id=”0262025531″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Economic Growth[/amazon_image]

Inequality: ,

[amazon_image id=”B00WQRFC30″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Inequality[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”0691165629″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality[/amazon_image]

Innovation (and much else): (now 93!)

[amazon_image id=”069111630X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Free-Market Innovation Machine: Analyzing the Growth Miracle of Capitalism[/amazon_image]

Econometrics:

[amazon_image id=”B00SLVVCF2″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Econometric Modeling: A Likelihood Approach: Written by David F. Hendry, 2014 Edition, Publisher: Princeton University Press [Paperback][/amazon_image]

Some are tipping but that seems unlikely to me.

[amazon_image id=”067443000X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Capital in the Twenty-First Century[/amazon_image]

* Yes, I do know it isn’t a ‘proper’ Nobel Prize. People still seem to think it’s worth winning….

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