Looks like I can just repost this verbatim, with this year's link on top, and substituting in "one economist."
posted September 23 2008: Continuing a recent trend...
noted here and here, academic humanists and social scientists are in notably short supply among this year's MacArthur Fellows. One archaeologist-anthropologist and one retired historian, out of a group of 25. The awardees are mainly practicing artists (novelist, violinist, sculptor, etc) or academic scientists, biomedical researchers, and engineers.
North America's leading Proust scholar and all his spiritual kin are safe for another year.