The Clark Medal is given to young (under 40) economists who have made significant contributions to the field. And a significant number of Clark Medal recipients have gone on to win Nobel recognition.
Today's post on RealTime Economics, one of The Wall Street Journal blogs, talks about leading candidates for this year's Medal (announced today, I believe). Click on the links describing the work of some of these scholars. Some of it is fascinating and has some potential for classroom examples of key concepts.
I was very interested in the work on economic development.