Econ Prize

NPR's John Ydstie reports on today's Nobel Prize in economics, awarded to Canadian William Vickery of Columbia University in New York and James Mirrlees, a British professor at Cambridge University in England. The two economists won the Nobel prize for their theories of how institutions make financial decisions and plans based on incomplete information.



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