Talk:Edmund Phelps

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Nobel, expand[edit]

The guy won the Nobel, for God's sake! Somebody expand this article!

Sheesh, it's only been a few hours, give it a few days. 15:02, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Use of Nobel title[edit]

This prize shouldn't be refered to as one of the five Nobel Prizes, as it is not one, it was created at a later date by the Bank of Sweden. Shouldn't the article include that, or at least call it a "Memorial Prize", instead of refering it as a "Nobel", most strikingly in the second section, "Why Phelps won the Nobel"? Russianmissile 04:04, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

The leading paragraph gives the proper name. In the article body "Nobel prize" is shorter and it is actually the commonly used name. You do not need to insist on making this point, everyone interested knows that it was not one of the original prizes and, frankly, most people do not care. It has the same awarding process as the other science Nobel prizes and this is what actually matters. It is not that important that at the time when Nobel wrote his will, he did not think about economics as a worthwhile science (arguably it wasn't). Besides, at least the Economics Nobel Prize was never awarded to a terrorist. AdamSmithee 12:19, 10 October 2006 (UTC) LE: Seems that I forgot about WP:AGF and WP:BITE. Anyway, I stand by my point, though maybe it was not expressed greatly. AdamSmithee 12:34, 10 October 2006 (UTC) mabye it should be great prize
I See you point, and think the article has been made alot better now. Thanks Russianmissile 07:53, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 11:22, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

a post-New Keynesian[edit]

This 2008 article and this 2011 speech, among others led me to update the infobox so as to not pigeon-hole him as a present-day New Keynesian. The article still makes clear his work in the 70s and beyond that led to New Keynesian economics, but the refs I mention and others led me to conclude it does him a disservice to keep him tied to his earlier work. (talk) 00:03, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Doesn't own a car[edit]

It hardly seems necessary to mention that he doesn't own a car. It's not a reflection of his "many accomplishments". It's just a reflection of the fact that he lives in NYC, where most of us don't own a car. (talk) 18:32, 6 December 2012 (UTC)