Any thoughts on it? Boettke says Alchian and Kirzner (I think this is more of a hope than an expectation). Tyler Cowen provides a list as well (I think his Thaler and Schiller suggestion is especially likely). Any thoughts? I have no idea - I'm not that plugged in yet - but in the spirit of Boettke I'll say who I think it would be neat to see (even if unlikely): Mortenson and Pissarides for their work on search and matching. Also - what about John Taylor? He didn't make Cowen's list, but that seems like a reasonable one, doesn't it? All the other prizes this year seem to have very practical applications for their work, and Taylor certainly fits that mold. Cowen also mentions Bernanke as deserving, but as someone who will probably have to wait - I agree with that assessment. The current crisis has demonstrated how important Bernanke's work on financial mediation of monetary policy is.
Anybody else have any wishes or guesses?
Then again, they can always do what they did with the Peace Prize for Obama: award it to me even though I haven't done anything to deserve it yet, and I'll get up and reassure everyone that I'll work really hard to justify the award in the future.