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  • Kydland, Finn E.

    (University of California, Santa Barbara and Carnegie Mellon University)


In the winter of 1968, Sten Thore, who was then a professor of economics at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (abbreviated NHH in Norwegian), where I was finishing my three undergraduate years, made me an offer that would change dramatically the path I was to take for the rest of my life. I had gone to the business school with the expectation that I would eventually become a business manager. But when Sten asked if I would like to be his research assistant (vitenskapelig assistent), I agreed without thinking about what would turn out to be one of the most crucial decisions of my life.

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  • Kydland, Finn E., 2005. "Autobiography," Nobel Prize in Economics documents 2004-3, Nobel Prize Committee.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:nobelp:2004_003

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    Business cycles; Time consistency;

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    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General


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