Do you want to get a Nobel prize? Eat chocolate and move to Chicago!

20 June, 2017 at 12:53 | Posted in Varia | 2 Comments


As we’ve noticed, again and again, correlation is not the same as causation …

If you want to get the prize in economics — and want to be on the sure side — yours truly would suggest you complement  your intake of chocolate with a move to Chicago.

Out of the 78 laureates that have been awarded “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel,” 28 have been affiliated to The University of Chicago — that is 36%. The world is really a small place when it comes to economics …



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  1. Wonderful, Lars 🙂 ! Ha ha ha!!”Chicago ,Chicago that toddlin town,…” as old Frank Sinatra singed 🙂 !!!

  2. I’ve already become a chocolate fan, but Chicago is a bit too far to go, so no laureate for me!

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