21 Nov 2012

Did Milton Friedman Win Two Nobel Prizes?

Economics 7 Comments

UPDATE below.

I was googling some stuff to prepare for my second lecture in my Mises Academy class on the Great Depression, and I was skimming Princeton University Press’ blurb on the famous Friedman/Schwartz monetary history of the US. I was surprised to see this: “Milton Friedman won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2000 for work related to A Monetary History as well as to his other Princeton University Press book, A Theory of the Consumption Function (1957).”

UPDATE: OK I need to recalibrate my humor meter. I thought it was common knowledge that Milton Friedman couldn’t possibly have won the Nobel as late as 2000. I stand corrected.

7 Responses to “Did Milton Friedman Win Two Nobel Prizes?”

  1. AdrianC92 says:

    Yea, cause he’s a boss like that.

  2. Major_Freedom says:

    He won a single Nobel Prize on the basis of two works.

  3. Anonymous says:

    also there is no such thing as the Nobel prize for economics!

    it is a spurious and controversial imitator called “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”

Leave a Reply