Talk:Economics Lecture Five

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Just a couple of general comments:

Coase did not technically win a Nobel Prize; rather, he was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. This may seem like a subtle distinction, but the official Nobel website is clear that the economics prize is not a Nobel Prize. [1]

In addition, it is slightly misleading to imply that Coase's award was unusual because it was not shared - doubtless this is an achievement, but since the Prize in Economic Sciences was first instituted, it has been awarded to individuals slightly more often that it has been awarded to groups, although since Coase became a laureate in 1991 the prize has only been individual six times. [2]

Hope this information is useful. I look forward to working on improving Conservapedia's economics articles in the future. --TheEconomist 16:26, 5 December 2008 (EST)

Interesting comments. Thanks. I learned from them. For the purposes of teaching, however, I don't see any changes to the lecture. It is unusual in the past few decades two win an unshared Nobel Prize, or prize "in Memory of Alfred Nobel."--Aschlafly 17:21, 5 December 2008 (EST)