Sunday, February 01, 2004

U of C Economist Wins Clark Medal

Professor Steven Levitt wins what many consider the top prize in economics. The Economist (via Paul Krugman) notes that "this award says more about the winner's excellence as an economist than does the better known, but rather less exclusive, Nobel prize. That honour, after all, is sprayed out every single year, often to more than one winner, and decades after the laureates have done their best work. Look to the Clark medal to see who is really at the top of the field, here and now."

Kind of sounds like that prize that teacher in Good Will Hunting won. It seemed really important in that movie, and since Paul Krugman thinks it's important, it must be. One can always count on Paul Krugman for an unbiased assessment, particularly of something he won.

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