About the Speaker

Lars Peter Hansen holds the Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota, is an Honorary Academician of Academia Sinica, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Utah State University. He is currently the David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics and the College as well as Research Director of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at The University of Chicago. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Macro Finance Society and a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Economics Research Center, the American Finance Association, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Sloan Foundation. He is co-editor of Econometrica and past president of the Econometric Society.

He is author of over 92 published articles in journals including Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Econometrica, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Political Economy, and American Economic Review. He is the author of 6 books, including Uncertainty Within Economic Models, Recursive Models of Dynamic Linear Economies, Robustness, and Rational Expectations Econometrics, Underground Classics in Economics.

In 2013, Dr. Hansen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, sharing the honor with Eugene F. Fama and Robert J. Shiller.