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Who was the first economist to win the Nobel prize? It's not as obvious as you might think. A hint (it's a very subtle hint) is in the category in which I listed this post.


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lukas writes:

Gustav Stresemann got a Peace Nobel in 1926, but there may have been someone before him, I haven't checked.

SB7 writes:

Norman Angell?

blake r writes:

Frédéric Passy (jointly) won the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 and was a proponent of free trade.

Steve writes:

Einstein won a 1921 Nobel. He thought about being an economist, before deciding economics was too complex (or so I've heard, though in a Google search just now I'm having trouble verifying this).

Hawk30 writes:

Tinbergen.

I don't understand the hint.

Yancey Ward writes:

I would be more interested in who will be the first one to have to give one back.

kevin writes:

Gotta be Frederic Passy. He was an economist who established the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and advocated free trade. He won the first Nobel Prize for Peace in 1901.

Liam writes:

This is a great question. As I recall the first economist who won did not win it for Economics but some other category. But his name escapes me at the moment. I think I have to try and research this one

Liam writes:

Right! It was Passy! I get the reference now. He published Lessons of Political Economics in which he advocated Free Trade between nations!

Alright, David. Who was the second to win it?

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