The Ig Nobel Prize in Economics

This year’s Ig Nobel prize in economics goes to the Vatican for outsourcing prayer.

A prize to Tyler, probably more Ig than Nobel, for flagging more than one future winner in Marginal Revolution including the aforementioned prize in economics and the prize in psychology for research on gorilla vision.

If you don’t yet know about the gorilla vision research, I encourage you view this Java video of a basketball game and try to count the total number of times that the people wearing white pass the basketball. Do not count the passes made by the people wearing black. When you’re done read Tyler’s post. As this award indicates some Ig Nobels are given for important research.


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