Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has entered the list of possible contenders for 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for his “contributions illuminating the dimensions of decisions in corporate finance”.
Clarivate Analytics, formerly a unit of Thomson Reuters, maintains a list dozens of possible Nobel Prize winners based on academic and scientific research. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rajan is one of the six economists to make their way to the list this year.
New additions to its list this year include:
Colin Camerer of the California Institute of Technology and George Loewenstein of Carnegie Mellon University for "pioneering research in behavioral economics and in neuroeconomics".
Robert Hall of Stanford University for "his analysis of worker productivity and studies of recessions and unemployment".
Michael Jensen of Harvard, Stewart Myers of MIT for similar contributions made by Rajan.