More on Non-Nobels

by Don Boudreaux on October 4, 2004

in Current Affairs

Former GMU student Bob Subrick wisely asks, about my post on dead economists who did not win the Nobel Prize, why I left off of my list Jacob Viner and Gottfried Haberler.

Viner should be on the list. I thought he died before 1969; in fact, he died in 1970. Despite his plaguing economics with the silly envelope long-run-average-cost curve, he was a great theorist who deserved the Prize.

Haberler was not as influential as Viner. Certainly he deserves the Prize more than some economists who have gotten it, but I doubt that his contributions and influence were as great or as important as were those of the other economists on my list.


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