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Monday, October 14, 2013

Three Americans Win Nobel Prize In Economics

Lars Peter Hansen, a professor of economics and statistics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. (Lars Peter Hansen)

Lars Peter Hansen, a professor of economics and statistics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. (Lars Peter Hansen)

Earlier today, the Nobel committee announced three winners of the prize in economics: Eugene Fama, Robert Shiller, and Lars Peter Hansen.

Although they didn’t work together, their research shared a theme: predicting how markets work.

In its statement, the Nobel committee wrote: “There is no way to predict the price of stocks and bonds over the next few days or weeks. But it is quite possible to foresee the broad course of these prices over longer periods, such as the next three to five years. These findings, which might seem both surprising and contradictory, were made and analyzed by this year’s Laureates.”

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  • Lars Peter Hansen, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics and professor of economics and statistics at the University of Chicago.

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