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 2014 Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series will feature

Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent

Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent


Nobel laureate Thomas J. Sargent will appear October 6, 2014 in the Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series, addressing the topic "Lessons from the Fiscal History of the United States."

Thomas J. Sargent holds the Ph.D. from Harvard University and has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees from the Stockholm School of Economics, European University Institute, the University of Bern, and the University of Minnesota.  He is currently William R. Berkeley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University.  He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past president of the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society, and the Society for Economic Dynamics and Control.  In 2011, Dr. Sargent was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his "empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy." 

Sponsored by the Scott L. Probasco Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise, this event takes place at noon in the University Center auditorium; is free and open to the public; and seating is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact the Probasco Chair at (423) 425-4118.