USU alum-Nobel laureate presenting free lecture – Consequences of Uncertainty

Logan High and Utah State University alum Lars Peter Hansen, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics, will present a free lecture titled Consequences of Uncertainty on Friday, March 7. Hansen will be the inaugural speaker of the Presidential Lecture series.

The lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Manon Caine Russell Kathryn Caine Wanless Performance Hall at USU. Everyone is invited to attend.

Hansen was one of three Americans named as recipients of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is internationally known for his specialization in economics dynamics, using statistical methods applied to study linkages between financial markets and the macro economy.

After graduating from USU in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in both mathematics and political science and a minor in economics, Hansen went on to earn a doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota.

Hansen then joined the University of Chicago in 1981 and he is now the David Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of Economics and Statistics and is the inaugural research director for the Becker Friedman Institute.

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