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Posted On: 23 April 2015 07:34 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:15 pm

Nobel Laureate Finn Kydland visits Carnegie Mellon Qatar

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Finn Kydland, co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics and a Carnegie Mellon alumnus, recently delivered a talk as part of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s Dean’s Lecture Series titled ‘What Ails Europe and the United States.

The lecture highlighted the importance of regulations and long-term government policies to ensure economic stability specific to the U.S. and Europe, and was attended by alumni, students, faculty and members of the Qatar Foundation and wider community.

Addressing the importance of how a government is perceived in relation to Qatar’s economic policies, Kydland said, “Qatar instills huge confidence in the Gulf region as it continues to grow in the right direction, and its leadership remains mindful of where the greatest opportunities are, and how to take advantage of them, to ensure a stable economic future for the country.”

During his visit to Carnegie Mellon Qatar this spring, Kydland also co-taught an undergraduate course in macroeconomics. This is the second time he has taught undergraduates on the Qatar campus. In 2013, he delivered a Richard M. Cyert Distinguished Lecture Series in Business Management, and in 2014 he joined H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, The Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Central Bank, for a Dean’s panel titled ‘Innovation and Capital Formation in Today's Policy Environment.’

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