Rice to host Nobel laureate Thomas Sargent at March 9 campus event

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Amy McCaig

Rice to host Nobel laureate Thomas Sargent at March 9 campus event 

HOUSTON – (March 3, 2016) – Thomas Sargent, the 2011 Nobel laureate in economic sciences, will present a public lecture titled “A History of U.S. Debt Limits” at Rice University at 5 p.m. March 9 in McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium.

Thomas Sargent

Thomas Sargent (Photo credit: NYU Stern School of Business)

What: Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics (RISE) Lecture Series featuring Nobel laureate Thomas Sargent.

Where: McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium, located on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. 

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.

Sargent was awarded the Nobel Prize (shared with Princeton University’s Christopher Sims) for his empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy. He is the William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has authored several books and is a past president of the Econometric Society, the American Economic Association and the Society for Economic Dynamics. He was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1983.

The event is part of the RISE Lecture Series, which was created in the fall of 2015 to showcase visiting scholars and highlight their unique perspectives and experiences that enhance the research and learning environment on the Rice campus. It is sponsored by the Office of the President and RISE and is made possible by a gift from Doyle Arnold ’70. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://economics.rice.edu/events/thomas-j-sargent-new-york-university.

Media interested in attending the event should RSVP to Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu. McCaig can also provide more info on the event.


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Related Materials:

Thomas Sargent bio: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/faculty/bio/thomas-sargent

Photo link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2016/03/con_031787-1m9dfkh.jpg

Photo credit: New York University Stern School of Business.

Rice Department of Economics: http://economics.rice.edu/

Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics: http://economics.rice.edu/rise

Event page: http://economics.rice.edu/events/thomas-j-sargent-new-york-university

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About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.