The UA hosts the meeting of Foundations of Economic Analysis teaching staff and PhD students of with Nobel Prize for Economics winner Finn Kydland
Next Monday, the Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis (FAE) of the University of Alicante will host a meeting between its teachers and students of its PhD programme with 2004 Nobel Prize for Economics winner, Norwegian economist Finn Kydland. He will first be welcomed by the Rector, Amparo Navarro, who will thank him for his participation at the event organised by the FAE for exchanging views and opinions on the current economic situation, the main lines of research in development and the most significant challenges in economic policy. Before his visit to the UA, the Nobel Prize winner will participate in a breakfast chat presented by Carmen Herrero, Emeritus Professor of the FAE, aimed at businesspeople and academics.
Kydland will also have lunch with the teaching team of the department and students, a group who are currently undertaking PhD studies. Professor Carmen Beviá has explained that “It is a unique opportunity, a great end to the academic year, which will allow them to have the chance to exchange views and engage in a direct conversation with a personality of the stature of Kydland. It is a pleasure for many of us, especially for younger people who are undertaking their PhD studies.”
The department works to provide extracurricular content in different fields of knowledge, as is the case of Kydland’s visit, who will act as one of the members of the Jaume I Awards Jury. The Nobel Prize winner has focused his research on the study of economic cycles, monetary policy and labour economics.
Kydland won the Nobel Prize for Economics along with Edward Prescott for their contribution to Dynamic Macroeconomics and the consistency of economic policy over time, and the driving forces behind the economic cycle. Their contributions are within the New Classical Macroeconomics movement.
Today, the Norwegian Nobel Prize winner is a professor at the University of Santa Barbara in California (USA), as well as being affiliated as an associate professor at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.