Would you expect anything less? It turns out that Milhouse Van Houten, that bespectacled blue-haired friend of Bart Simpson, predicted that Bengt Holmström of MIT would win the Nobel Prize in Economics all the way back in 2010, during the Season 22 episode “Elementary School Musical.”
And on Monday, Holmström did just that, along with Oliver Hart of Harvard, for their research on contracts, as MIT noted on Twitter.
As the product of America’s finest collection of aggressively educated, detail-obsessed joke writers, it’s not entirely surprising that The Simpsons might do an extended gag about a betting pool for the economists vying for the Nobe...
“A Milhouse Divided” (Originally aired 12/1/96) Wherein Marge knows about that poker shack in the swamp but still loves you... The men of the Van Houten family are Springfield’s designated losers. While Homer and Bart are often figu...
Just a few short days ago, Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström earned one of the most distinguished prizes when they took home the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for what they have contributed to contract theory.
Milhouse had Economics winner Bengt Holmström in a Nobel Prize betting pool with Lisa and Martin Prince. read more