[A-List] Re: [Marxism] classroom exercise
farmelantj at juno.com
Sun Mar 28 15:18:41 MST 2004
On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 17:05:45 -0500 Jim Farmelant <farmelantj at juno.com>
> Concerning Joan Robinson, it might be useful to have
> your students look into why she didn't get the Nobel
> Prize in economics. She was widely expected to
> get the Prize in 1975. Indeed, Business Week
> published a profile on her, precisely because
> they were expecting her to win the Prize, but
> the Nobel committee, instead, at the last moment,
> awarded it to the Soviet economist, Leonid Kantorovich,
> and the American, Tjalling C. Koopmans, for their
> work in creating linear programming.
> Apparently, Robinson despite her contributions
> in such areas as the analysis of imperfect
> competition and capital theory (work which
> was of at least the same caliber as that
> of other economists who did win the Prize)
> was denied it because of her outspoken
> leftist, even Maoist. politics, and many
> say, because she was after all a woman.
> No woman has ever won the Prize in
I left out some references concerning this issue:
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