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ECONOMICS- The igNobel Choice

October'30. 1982 ECONOMICS The igNobel Choice S Subramanian EVERY year, as October approaches, speculation becomes rife in professional circles as to who is going to be honoured with the year's Nobel Prize for Economics. After a ritualistic counting of Big Heads (in which, of course. Joan Robinson and Nicholas Kaldor and other unmentionables have remained unmentioned quite naturally, since the discussion after all is about who might get the Nobel Prize and not about who will not), the speculators tend invariably to throw up their hands and say "one really cannot tell: it Theodore W Schultz, can get it, anybody can get it" -Schultz, to clarify, being to economics what Pearl S Buck was to literature. Given Schultz, this year's nominee, George I Stigler, should come as no surprise really.

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