Wolfson Prize Shortlist: Finalists Announced, Jurre Hermans, 11-Yr Old Boy Gets Special Mention, Receives 100-Euro Gift Voucher

By on Apr 4, 2012 in Business, Economy, Europe, Events Comments

Jurre Hermans’ drawing of his proposal

Image Credit: Jurre Hermans


The finalists of the Wolfson Economics Prize were announced, and an 11-yr old boy got a special mention, with a100-euro gift voucher, as reported by international news sites, Tuesday April 3, 2012.

Jurre Hermans, the 11-yr old boy from the Netherlands, suggested that Greeks should consider their country’s debts as slices of pizza that should be returned and handed back to creditors.

The five finalists shortlisted for the Wolfson Economics Prize, worth £250,000 (around $400,000), are:

  1. Roger Bootle and team, of Capital Economics
  2. Jonathan Tepper, of Variant Perception
  3. Jens Nordvig and Nick Firoozye, of Nomura Securities
  4. Cathy Dobbs, a private investor
  5. Neil Record, from the Record Currency Management

The finalists will be awarded £10,000 (around $16,000) to develop their entries more. The winner of the Wolfson Prize will be announced in July.

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