Robert Barro of Harvard is a favourite to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Photo: SCMP PicturesRobert Barro of Harvard is a favourite to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Robert Barro of Harvard is a favourite to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Nobel economists are masters of theory, if not of practice

Recipient will have no guarantee of winning over policymakers

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Robert Barro of Harvard is a favourite to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Photo: SCMP PicturesRobert Barro of Harvard is a favourite to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Robert Barro of Harvard is a favourite to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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