^{1}, Anouk Claes and Marc de Ceuster reported the achievements of Nobel Prize Laureates in economics, which they estimated from their fame. They used a method which was originally published in

*Significance*

^{2}. The method stems from the observation that the fame of fighter-pilot aces (measured as the number of web pages mentioning them) grows exponentially with their achievement (measured as the number of their victories). One may hypothesize that a similar relationship exists between fame and achievement in other professions including those where an unquestionable and universally accepted measure of achievement does not exist. One can then compute the ratio of achievements of two people as the ratio of the logarithms of their fame.

^{2}.

^{1}, which contains the data for all 69 Laureates.

^{3}use the so-called Prisoner’s Dilemma:

^{4}that every such game has a Nash Equilibrium point. He demonstrated the vitality of his approach using an example of a three-person poker game

^{4}. It is far more difficult to form a judgment of this mathematical work. It may be easier, however, to form a judgment of its relevance to Economics.

**References**

- Claes, A.G. P. and De Ceuster M. J. K. (2013) Estimating the economics Nobel Prize laureates’ achievement from their fame, Applied Economics Letters, 29, 884-888 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2012.758836
- Simkin, M. V. and Roychowdhury, V. P. (2011) Von Richthofen, Einstein and the AGA, Estimating Achievement from Fame, Significance, 8, 22–6. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1740-9713.2011.00473.x/abstract
- Varian, H. (1999)
*Intermediate Microeconomics*. W.W. Norton & Company. New York. - Nash, J. (1951) Non-Cooperative Games. Annals of Mathematics 54, 286-295 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1969529