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'The Nobel Prize in Economics' and society

(Uppsala University) In 1968, the scientific status of economics was strengthened by the creation of the 'Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.' After financial crises, low economic growth and increasing social tension, many are questioning this scientific status. In a new book, Uppsala researcher Gabriel Söderberg and Avner Offer at Oxford University draw the conclusion that the Economics Prize indirectly has also contributed to undermining the scientific status of economics.
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