Economist Sims to give spring RISE Nobel Laureate Lecture

Economist Chris Sims will present the spring 2019 Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics (RISE) Nobel Laureate Lecture March 21. His talk, “How to Worry About Government Debt,” begins at 5 p.m. in Duncan Hall’s McMurtry Auditorium and will be followed by a reception.

Chris Sims. Submitted photo.

Chris Sims. Submitted photo.

A recipient of the 2011 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences along with Thomas Sargent for “empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy,” Sims earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a doctorate in economics from Harvard University. He has taught at Harvard, Yale and Princeton and is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has published numerous papers on econometrics and macroeconomic theory and policy.

Admission to the lecture and reception is free but space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to RSVP at Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; there is no reserved seating, so early arrival is recommended.

The RISE Nobel Laureate Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Rice Trustee Emeritus Doyle Arnold ’70.

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