Economic Job Market Rumors is a board read and used largely by economics graduate students, post-docs and junior faculty. [H/t: Geoff Hodgson via Mark Blyth.] I don't know to what extent these comments on the Economics Nobel Prize award to Elinor Ostrom are representative of the mood of the field, but here they are and are they something:
why don't you read about her contribution instead of just counting publications and talk about rankings. These are imperfect measures of impact or quality of published work.
as for williamson – i was wondering who he is, but then i started reading his contribution and realized that i was tought his work in econ 101.
^ you almost sound like and angry woman
ostrom – female and environmental economics, nuff said.
The fact that most of us have not heard about her says enough about her contributions.
Sorry. The fact that NONE of us have not heard about her says enough about her contributions.
^ I guess you meant:
The fact that NONE of us have heard about her says enough about her contributions
Anyway, this is a farce: let's start a motion to nullify this rubbish.
They clearly wanted a female for the 40th anniversary of the prize. They clearly wanted someone environmental. And they wanted someone to go with Oliver Williamson (who is very deserving).
Still very surprised. Thought that if it went to Williamson it would also be either Alchain/Demsetz or Hart/Holmstrom. Hart and Holmstrom will probably win in another 10 years, but I think Alchain and Demsetz just lost their opportunity.
The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences is not a Nobel Prize.
This is the problem with Affirmative Action:
last time a woman tried to go to the moon, the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after the launch.
now, this is the end of Economics.