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Top University to Win Economics Nobel in 2020


The Nobel Prize in Economics, officially known as "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel", is a prize administered by the Nobel Foundation given to recipients who have made outstanding contributions in Economics or other Social Sciences.

As might be expected, the prize is frequently given to economists from the most prestigious, high-ranking universities, although this is not always the case.

Will the recipient(s) of the 2020 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics work for a top cited scholastic institution?

This question will resolve positively if the receipient of the 2020 Economics Nobel is part of any of the top eight scholastic institutions in terms of economic citations. If there are multiple recipients, all of them must be part of the top eight (but not necessarily the same institution).

The top eight institutions will be determined by the IDEAS-Repec score available as of the date of the Nobel Prize selection.

In addition to e.g. active professors, this includes individuals who are considered staff of their respective institution or have retired but still kept their connection to the institution (e.g. a professor emeritus). The recipients do not necessarily need to be part of the economics department at the institution in question.

Different departments in the same institution (e.g. the Department of Economics and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago) will be considered one institution. That is, two groups such as "Bar, Foo" and "Baz, Foo", where Foo is some distinct university (such as MIT or University of Chicago, but not the entire UC system), should generally be combined.

Research institutions and think tanks that are part of the institution's campus but not incorporated into the university will not be included in the citations of scholastic institutions.

For clarity, the top eight scholastic institutions at publish time are:

  1. Harvard University
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  3. University of Chicago
  4. University of California-Berkeley
  5. Stanford University
  6. London School of Economics (LSE)
  7. New York University (NYU)
  8. Columbia University

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