Predictions and the Noble Prize

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An interesting suggestion from Trevor Pinch, co-author of Living in a Material World: Economic Sociology and Technology Studies:

Let’s have a special Nobel Prize Clawback committee that tests all Nobel Prize winning research, say at ten yearly intervals. If the research doesn’t stand the test of time, they have to give back their Nobel prize!

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One Response to “Predictions and the Noble Prize”

  1. typewritten Says:

    About performativity and the Nobel Prize — there is an interesting (a bit more serious) post here on Paul Krugman’s speech from a (budding) sociologist:

    http://asociologist.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/performativityish-and-krugmans-nobel-lecture/

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