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This Is What Happens When Academics Try To Be Funny, Nobel Prize Edition…

October 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments
Just For Fun

Ok fine, I will admit it, I found this pretty funny. Was also a little jealous of this Pfuffnick guy for a second. From Greg Mankiw:

First-Year Grad Student Wins Nobel Prize in Economics!

From the Associated Press (with some light editing):

Pfuffnick’s Nobel Economics Prize triumph hailed by many

LONDON — The surprise choice of first-year graduate student Quintus Pfuffnick for the Nobel Prize in Economics drew praise from much of the world Friday even as many pointed out the youthful economist has not yet published anything in scholarly journals.

The new PhD candidate was hailed for his willingness to tackle difficult problems, his commitment to improving the economic system, and his goal of bringing efficiency and equality into harmony.

Professor Paul Krugman of Princeton, who won the prize in 2008, said Pfuffnick’s award shows great things are expected from him in the coming years.

“In a way, it’s an award coming near the beginning of the first year in grad school of a relatively young economist that anticipates an even greater contribution towards making our economy a better place for all,” he said. “It is an award that speaks to the promise of Mr Pfuffnick’s message of hope.”

He said the prize is a “wonderful recognition of Pfuffnick’s essay in his grad school application.”

I just hope that this Nobel Prize doesn’t adopt the equivalent of the curse of the Best New Artist Grammy. Personally, I think I would have given the Nobel Peace Prize to this woman.

Update: Am I the only one who thinks it’s funny that the Nobel Prize committee is less selective than the Arizona State University administration?

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kristin // Oct 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm


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