Thomas J. Sargent Lecture

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The Economics Graduate Student Association and Washington University Law Center for Interdisciplinary Studies are proud to present  The Douglass C. North Honorary Lecture Series.  All are welcome.

Thomas J. Sargent

Doubts or Volatility?

2007 April 19
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Anheuser-Busch Hall
Room 310 - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom

A reception follows the lecture in the Janite Lee Reading Room on the 4th floor of Anheuser-Busch Hall.

Thomas J. Sargent is an American economist specializing in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary economics and time series economics. He is known as "one of the leaders of the rational expectations revolution." Sargent is a prolific author, with eleven books, numerous articles and path-breaking papers. Working with Neil Wallace, Thomas Sargent produced the Policy Ineffectiveness Proposition.  A complete list of his works may be found at

He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1964 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1968. He has been affiliated with Carnegie Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota, University of Chicago, Stanford University, and is currently Professor of Economics at New York University and Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution.