The Golden Age of Nobel Economists
Nobel laureates in economics make their most important and creative contributions between the ages of 29 and 38. The average creative age of Nobel economists is slightly below that of laureates in physics, and considerably younger than that of laureates in chemistry and medicine/physiology. The University of Chicago and the US in general has so far turned out to be best breeding ground for original economists. Furthermore, most fundamental work has been written alone and this finding contrasts strongly with the dominant trend in economics where multi-authored papers have become the rule in publishing.
|Keywords||Nobel Prize, age, economists, productivity|
van Dalen, H.P.. (1997). The Golden Age of Nobel Economists (No. TI 97-120/1). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/7787