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Nobel Prize Winner Talks Economics to Logan 5th Graders

Since my brother–Lars Peter Hansen–received his Nobel Prize in economics in 2013, he has become an even more popular speaker.  On a recent visit to Utah State University to address students and faculty, he took the opportunity to interact with … Continue reading

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To Do Research or Not to Do Research

A few months ago, I road up to Rexburg ID with my son who was taking my granddaughter for the start of her freshman year at Brigham Young University – Idaho. One of the activities was the university president explaining … Continue reading

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Traveling with My Grandchildren

This year has been fun.  I’ve had the privilege to travel extensively with 4 of my grandchildren, and make short trips with 4 others. In the Spring, a grandson James, traveled with a friend and I to the Navajo Reservation. … Continue reading

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Mormons Learning to “Just Say No”

Mormons have been taught not to refuse a church calling. Whether you are called to the position of Relief Society President or home teacher, you just say yes. After all, your Church leaders are inspired. A post on the Mormon … Continue reading

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Hanging Out with Preschool Kids in Cuzco, Peru

Over the summer, while in Cuzco, Peru, my relatives and I got a chance to hang out briefly at a preschool located on a hillside overlooking the city.  We were there to install a swing set. Our Cuzco guide–Wilfredo Torres (aka … Continue reading

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Kudos for Lars Peter Hansen

By Thomas (Tom) J. Sargent, 2011 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics [1] Lars Hansen is the gold standard as a scholar, teacher, referee, editor, and academic citizen.  His research work is unusually creative and innovative, while also being very respectful … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Laureate Lars Peter Hansen’s Autobiography

My brother Lars recently wrote an autobiography for the Nobel Prize Committee.  I’ve posted it here.

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