Angus Deaton has long been one of my favorite economists, with work that ranges from the technical to the extremely practical. I particularly enjoyed his thoughtful comments on GDP in rich and poor countries (they consume different products, hard to compare) and happiness research (what does it mean when poor people tell us they’re happy?). Quartz has the best short summary, but see also his collection of popular writing and Google Scholar page. Also the Nobel announcement.
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Lars Hansen has been in the shadows as the press focused its attention on fellow Nobel laureates Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller. I’m pretty sure Lars is fine with that, but as a fan of his work, it bugs me. Stan Zin and I know Lars’s work pretty well — at least, that’s what we tell ourselves — but it’s technical work, not easy to summarize for a nontechnical audience. Read the rest of this entry »
Tom Sargent’s Nobel lecture is tomorrow: Thursday 8 December 2011, at 1.00 pm (CET) to 1.35 pm (CET). The Sims lecture follows right afterwards. Both will be webcast live at Nobelprize.org. My understanding is that the time difference is 6 hours, so you can watch it over breakfast starting at 7am. Read the rest of this entry »