Voting is now open for the Revere Award for Economics
The Revere Award for Economics is named in honour of the American revolutionary hero Paul Revere, who rode through the night to warn of the approaching British army. In this its inagural year, it will be awarded to the 3 economists who first and most clearly saw the Gobal Financial Collapse coming and whose work is most likely to prevent another GFC in the future.
96 people were nominated for the prize. Through consultation with contributors to the Real-World Economics Review Blog, the following shortlist of twelve economists has been selected for the ballot: Dean Baker, Wynne Godley, Michael Hudson, Steve Keen, Paul Krugman, Jakob Brøchner Madsen, Ann Pettifor, Kurt Richebächer, Nouriel Roubini, Robert Shiller, George Soros and Joseph Stiglitz.
As with the Dynamite Prize, which attracted over 7,500 mostly economist voters –, the ballot will be conducted by PollDaddy.
Voting is quick and easy. The ballot is near the top of the right-hand column. Click on your three choices and then the big yellow “vote” button.
But first you should read “Foresight and Fait Accompli: Two Timelines for the Global Financial Collapse“.
Short bios of the twelve shortlisted economists, the selection criteria used for the shortlist and background about the prize can be read here.