Nobel for Charles Barkley of Economics

Nobel economics prize winner Jean Tirole uses game theory to help[ us understand the workings of the modern corporation.
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I managed to call this year's Economics Nobel correctly. Actually, it wasn't difficult. Jean Tirole is a name uttered so frequently in the field that the most surprising thing about his Nobel win today was that he hadn't won the prize already. That's how the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel works -- it's usually a lifetime achievement award rather than an award for a specific innovation or discovery.

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