The Real World Economics Review Blog announced the winners of the Revere Award for
the three economists who first and most clearly anticipated and gave public warning of the Global Financial Collapse and whose work is most likely to prevent another GFC in the future.
I voted for Keen, Baker, and Stiglitz (who came in 4th). Roubini is way too hawkish (deficit style, that is) for my tastes, although I haven’t read enough of or about his work to divine a guiding paradigm. Stiglitz obviously has his shortcomings, but he’s probably the best prominent economist available in the mainstream for the award’s stated cause. As for Keen and Baker, they’re simply all-stars. I’m sure some others on the list are as well, but I didn’t know enough about them to cast an informed vote. More info on all the finalists here.