The Nobel Prize is given as a personal award but it also honors the field of research in which I have worked and it also honors my students and colleagues.
With the variety of fields within economics, broadly conceived and the increasing specialization of scholarly world, the award of a Nobel Memorial Prize honors not only the individual scholar but, implicitly, also a special field or a distinctive method.
Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
I don't believe in honors - it bothers me. Honors bother: honors is epaulettes; honors is uniforms. My papa brought me up this way.
Richard P. Feynman