The Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis (FAE) was visited by 2004 Nobel Prize for Economics winner, Norwegian economist Finn Kydland. Students from the Faculty of Economics had the opportunity to discuss the research they are undertaking, and even participated in an informal lunch along with the teaching team of the department and the award-winning economist.
The visit to Alicante by Finn Kydland began with his participation in the SaviAvanza forum of Club Información and Savia Residential Centres, in collaboration with the Jaume I Awards, which was held on the premises of the El Maestral restaurant. At this meeting, he discussed the consequences of the progressive ageing of the population, which is reducing the percentage of the active population, and the implications of this for economic development and Spanish and global society.
This meeting, which was attended by businesspeople from throughout the province, was moderated by the Director of Club Información, Toni Cabot. Additionally, the presentation by the guest was presided over by Carmen Herrero, Emeritus Professor of Foundations of Economic Analysis at the University of Alicante.
After his visit to Casa Mediterráneo, the Nobel Prize winner visited the office of the Rector of the UA, where he was welcomed by Juan Mora, Vice Rector of Research; María Jesús Pastor, Vice Rector of Scientific Transfer, Innovation and Dissemination; Ángel Sánchez, Vice Rector of Economic and Strategic Planning; Eva Espinar, Vice Rector of Equality, Inclusion and Social Responsibility; Juan Llopis, Director of Institutional Relationships and Projects and former Dean of the Faculty of Economics; as well as different members of the FAE department, such as Iñigo Iturbe-Ormaetxe and Carmen Bevia.
The workday ended with a more personal lunch with students, where attendees were able to exchange views and opinions on the current economic situation, the main lines of research in development, and the most significant challenges in economic policy.