Simon's Nobel Prize

[From Bruce Abbott (960907.1120 EST)]

Fred Nickols (960907.1015 EST)]

[Replying to Rick Marken (960906.0800)]

<< The Nobel committee has made many perculiar selections,
especially when awarding the prize to social scientists like Simon. >>

If memory isn't completely failing me, I seem to recall that Simon's
prize was for economics, a category award lots of people thought
was very "perculiar" [sic].

The problem was and is that psychology was not included among the categories
Nobel set up for Nobel awards. Lacking the proper option, the committee
chose economics as the next closest fit for Simon's work on administrative
control in organizations, because of its relevance to business.