Subject: Re: "Nobel" in Economics From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1995/11/19 Newsgroups: comp.software-eng,comp.object,comp.lang.ada,comp.lang.lisp,gnu.misc.discuss Message-ID: <19951119T233916Z@naggum.no> [Vladimir Ivanovic] | It's technically not a Nobel Prize. true. | Only the five subjects specified in the will are. Sort of like, "And | the Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to .. ; and finally, the Foo | Nobel Institution awards its prize in Economics to ..." (Clearly I | don't know the name of the organization.) I wish more people would look things up in readily available reference works before posting. this has also been covered before. (you're forgiven for not reading all of this thread, though. :) the World Almanac and Book of Facts 1995, lists the Nobel Prize Winners and starts the section like this: Afred B. Nobel (1833-96), inventor of dynamite, bequeathed $9,000,000, the interest to be distributed yearly to those who had most benefited humankind in physics, chemistry, medicine-physiology, literature, and peace. Prizes in these 5 areas were first awarded in 1901. The first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science was awarded in 1969, funded by the central bank of Sweden. #<Erik 3025813155> -- "if you know what you want and you don't go out and do it yourself, you're basically a loser, you know." -- Björk.