Economics Nobel prize by undergraduate institution

The Econ Nobel started being awarded in 1969. I’ve listed the universities with an equal number of Nobels in order of which won a Nobel most recently. Observations: – Momentum has shifted from European undergrad institutions to American institutions. The last time Oxford and Leningrad graduates won the prize were in 1977 and 1975 respectively – No graduates from Stanford or UPenn, but 2 graduatesfrom Amherst and City College of New York each 1) Harvard University, 5 Christopher A. Sims, 2011 Eric S. Maskin, 2007 Roger B. Myerson, 2007 Merton H. Miller, 1990 Robert M. Solow, 1987 James Tobin, 1981 2=) University … Continue reading Economics Nobel prize by undergraduate institution

Making a living

Graduation speech at UC Berkeley by Maxine Hong Kingston, author of The Woman Warrior: ‘In 1962, I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English . . . I did not attend the ceremony. Some 30 years later, I can perhaps recover that period . . . A graduation ceremony ought to be a celebration, and I didn’t feel like celebrating. I also felt like a failure; there were quite a few Cs in my major, a low GPA. In those days, according to rumour, there was a grade in the English department called a Chinese C. It meant, … Continue reading Making a living