Nobel Laureate Nash is mathematician not economist

LETTER - Letter published in the London Financial Times from Dennis Hesseling, Brussels, Belgium, 4 March. In reply to an article published recently by the newspaper.

Sir, John Kay overstates the importance of economics in the (film) world by implying that Nobel Prize winner John Nash, subject of A Beautiful Mind, is an economist. This is incorrect: Nash is a mathematician. In fact, he is the only mathematician ever to have won a Nobel prize.

This is probably because there is no Nobel prize in

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