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Finn E. Kydland

AKA Finn Erling Kydland

Born: Dec-1943
Birthplace: Ålgård, Norway

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist

Nationality: Norway
Executive summary: Dynamic macroeconomics

Finn E. Kydland and Edward C. Prescott shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics, for their studies of dynamic macroeconomics, including the causes of business cycles and the time framing of economic policy. Kydland, who also serves on the editorial board for Macroeconomic Dynamics, has said he first developed an interest in economics while doing some bookkeeping for a mink farm owned by a family friend. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and commutes to work at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Wife: Liv Kjellevold Kydland (m. 1968, div., four children)
Son: Jon Martin Kydland
Son: Eirik Thomas Kydland
Daughter: Camilla Kydland (economist)
Daughter: Kari Kydland (hair stylist, b. 1985, d. 2007)
Wife: Tonya Schooler Kydland
Son: Joel Schooler (stepson)
Daughter: Rachel Schooler (stepdaughter)

    University: BS Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (1968)
    University: PhD Economics, Carnegie Mellon University (1973)
    Teacher: Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (1973-78)
    Professor: Economics, Carnegie Mellon University (1978-2004)
    Professor: Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara (2004-)

    Nobel Prize for Economics 2004 (with Edward C. Prescott)
    Federal Reserve
    Econometric Society
    Hoover Institution Fellowship (1982-83)

Author of books:
Dynamic Optimal Taxation, Rational Expectations and Control Theory (1979, with Edward C. Prescott)
Intertemporal Preferences and Labor Supply (1986, with V. Joseph Holtz and Guilherme L. Sedlacek)
The Role of Money in a Business Cycle Model (1989)
Hours and Employment Variation in Business Cycle Theory (1989, with Edward C. Prescott)
The Econometrics of the General Equilibrium Approach to Business Cycles (1990, with Edward C. Prescott)
The Gold Standard as a Rule (1990, with Michael D. Bordo)
On the Econometrics of World Business Cycles (1991)
International Business Cycles: Theory and Evidence (1991, with David Backus and Patrick J. Kehoe)
Relative Price Movements in Dynamic General Equilibrium Models of International Trade (1992, with David Backus and Patrick J. Kehoe)
Dynamics of the Trade Balance and the Terms of Trade: The S-Curve (1992, with David Backus and Patrick J. Kehoe)
Business Cycles and Aggregate Labor-Market Fluctuations (1993)
The Computational Experiment: An Econometric Tool (1994, with Edward C. Prescott)
Business Cycle Theory (1995)
Endogenous Money Supply and the Business Cycle (1996, with William T Gavin)
Monetary Aggregates and Output (1998, with Scott Freeman)
Price-Level Uncertainty and Inflation Targeting (1999, with Robert Dittmar and William T. Gavin)
Nominal Facts and the October 1979 Policy Change (2000, with William T. Gavin)
Inflation Persistence and Flexible Prices (2001, with Robert D. Dittmar and William T. Gavin)
Argentina's Recovery and "Excess" Capital Shallowing of the 1990s (2002, with Carlos Enrique Zarazaga)
Monetary Policy, Taxes and the Business Cycle (2004, with William T. Gavin and Michael R. Pakko)


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