Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Nobel Prize In Economics For Sraffa?

Here's somebody named Yves Gingras on the "Nobel" prize for economics. Can I say Piero Sraffa won the Nobel prize in economics?
"...on 23 March 1961, in Stockholm, the King of Sweden, Gustav-Adolph, presented [Sraffa] with the Söderstrom gold medal of the Royal Academy of Sciences. This honorary distinction, which antedated the Nobel Prize for Economics, was also awarded to John Maynard Keynes and Gunnar Myrdal." -- Jean-Pierre Potier (Piero Sraffa: Unorthodox Economist (1898-1983), Routledge, 1991)
On the other hand, I don't expect the real fake Nobel to be awarded anytime soon for work in the history of economics.


alkali said...

Interestingly, the WWW, Source Of All Information, does not appear to offer a list of Soderstrom medal winners.

Robert Vienneau said...

Going by the index, I don't think Skidelsky mentions it in his biography of Keynes. And yet - the King of Sweden! - it sounds like it must be impressive. I welcome more information.