Nobel prize in economics goes to Nordhaus and Romer for climate change and growth - live

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Live coverage as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel is awarded

Perhaps a climate economist, such as William Nordhaus, could win this year’s award.

Nordhaus, a Yale University professor, has conducted key research into the economics of climate change, showing that mankind is ignoring the catastrophic cost of inaction.

Shamefully, only one woman has ever won the Nobel prize for economics – Elinor Ostrom back in 2009.

Duflo and Banerjee are students of detail. Is it better to give people mosquito nets or make them pay? What is the best method of getting children into schools, and ensuring that they learn?

Should you encourage immunisation by dispatching clinics to villages or reward parents with bags of rice? Or both? Or neither?

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