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Sargent and Sims (2011): LIVE!

This year’s Nobel Prize Lectures in Economic Sciences: “United States Then, Europe Now” (at the nobelprize.org site) Thomas J. Sargent, New York University “Statistical Modeling of Monetary Policy and its Effects” (at the nobelprize.org site) Christopher A. Sims, Princeton University YouTube version of live TV broadcast of everything. Lectures start 10 minutes into the broadcast (with an introduction by Per Krusell):

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Sargent and Sims (2011)

Today, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (yes, this is the long and formal title for the Nobel in economics), was awarded to Thomas J. Sargent and Christopher A. Sims. The following caption summarizes the motivation: “for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy” The longer motivation, and survey of the recipients’ academic contributions, can be found here (pdf 600 Kb). As a macroeconomist, I can only support this choice. These are definitely two of the profession’s “grand old men”, and it is difficult to write a modern paper without citing either of them, or both. Their influence in theoretical and … Continue reading

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