In his entire life, Daniel Kahnemann has never taken a single economics course.
Kahnemann won the Nobel in Economics in 2002. How does one explain this?
Kahnemann is really a psychologist. (In fact, he served in the psychology department in the IDF!) Of course, there is no Nobel in Psychology.
Much of Kahnemann's work is in the field of decision theory. A lot of that crossed over from psychology and began to be applied to the broader world. It became known as "behavioral economics".
The Nobel committee must have seen "economics" in the title and gave Kahnemann the prize. We're not complaining. The more Nobel Jews, the merrier.
No, we're thinking, can we somehow twist our own skills and earn a backdoor Nobel? Heck, we've even taken some economics courses!