Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

  “The merchant of death is dead” was the headline of a French newspaper which mistakenly reported Alfred Nobel’s death while actually it was his brother’s death. Disappointed of such a legacy, Nobel tried to change this situation. Therefore, in his final will, he devoted 94% of his great fortune to be invested in a fund so that, from its interest, a prize can be created in five fields: chemistry, literature, physics, physiology/medicine and peace. The prize was set to be given to those who, “during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind”. Well, wish I...