2016 Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series will feature
Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen
Nobel laureate Lars Peter Hansen will appear October 10, 2016 in the Burkett Miller
Distinguished Lecture Series, addressing the topic "Uncertainty, Modeling, and the
Lars Peter Hansen earned the Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and is currently the David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics and the College at The University of Chicago. He is an internationally known leader in economic dynamics who works at the boundary of economics and statistics. Dr. Hansen developed a statistical method that is particularly well suited to testing rational theories of asset pricing. Using this method, Hansen and other researchers have found that modifications of these theories go a long way toward explaining asset prices. Dr. Hansen was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Eugene F. Fama and Robert J. Shiller "for their empirical analysis of asset prices." Their research laid the foundation for the current understanding of asset prices, which relies in part on fluctuations in risk and risk attitudes, and in part on behavioral biases and market frictions.
Sponsored by the Scott L. Probasco, Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise, this event takes place at noon in the University Center Auditorium at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For additional information, please contact the Probasco Chair at (423) 425-4118.