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Zombies versus irrationality: dissecting the economics Nobel Add to ...

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Dynamite king Alfred Nobel never designated a Nobel for economics, possibly because in the late 19th century (or any time really) it was hard to envision the wannabe science ever meeting his test of providing “the greatest benefit” to mankind. Sweden’s central bank decided to remedy this oversight on the occasion of its 300th birthday in 1969, funding an annual Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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