Finn Erling Kydland
|New classical economics|
|Alma mater||Norwegian School of Economics (BSc)|
Carnegie Mellon University (PhD)
|Edward C. Prescott|
|Influences||Robert S. Kaplan|
|Contributions||Real Business Cycle Theory|
Time consistency in economic policy
|Information at IDEAS / RePEc|
Finn Erling Kydland (born 1 December 1943) is a Norwegian economist known for his contributions to business cycle theory. He is the Henley Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also holds the Richard P. Simmons Distinguished Professorship at the Tepper School of Business of Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his PhD, and a part-time position at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Kydland was a co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, with Edward C. Prescott, "for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles."
Kydland grew up as the eldest of six siblings at the family farm in Søyland, Gjesdal, which is located in the Jæren farming region in Rogaland county, southwestern Norway. He recalls having had a liberal upbringing, his parents not imposing many limitations on their children. Finn Kydland became interested in mathematics and economics as a young adult, after he did some bookkeeping at a friend's mink farm.
With a freshly awakened interest in theoretical economics, Kydland earned a BSc from NHH in 1968 and a PhD in economics from Carnegie Mellon in 1973, dissertation: Decentralized Macroeconomic Planning, supervised by Edward C. Prescott. After his PhD he returned to NHH as an assistant professor. In 1978 he moved back to Carnegie Mellon as an associate professor. He has been living in the United States since then.
Kydland's areas of expertise are economics in general and political economy. His main areas of teaching and interest are business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy and labor economics. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in 1977, where he served as a Professor of Economics until 2004, when he became a faculty member of the University of California, Santa Barbara and founded the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at this same institution. He is a Research Associate for the Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas, Cleveland and St. Louis, and a Fellow at the IC² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also an adjunct professor at the NHH, and has held visiting scholar and professor positions at, among other places, the Hoover Institution and the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Kydland married Liv Kjellevold in 1968, with whom he had four children; sons, Eirik, Jon Martin, and daughters, Camilla and Kari. He is now married to Tonya Schooler.
Honours and awards
- Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (2004)
- Fellow, Econometric Society (1992–present)
- John Stauffer National Fellowship, Hoover Institution (1982–1983)
- Alexander Henderson Award, Carnegie Mellon (1973)
- Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
- International Chamber of Commerce Oslo Business for Peace Award 2017
- De Vroey, Michel (2016). "Real Business Cycle Modelling: Kydland and Prescott's Contribution". A History of Macroeconomics from Keynes to Lucas and Beyond. Cambridge University Press. pp. 261–281. ISBN 978-1-107-58494-5.
- "UCSB Economics | Giving". Archived from the original on 2009-11-29. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
- Frängsmyr, Tore (ed.). "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2004 - Finn E. Kydland". www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
- Solow, R. (2015-12-30). Economics for the Curious: Inside the Minds of 12 Nobel Laureates. Springer. ISBN 9781137383594.
- Nobel Faces, p. 240, at Google Books
- "The Cost of Health". The UCSB Current. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
- "Faculty - Finn Kydland". econ.ucsb.edu. Archived from the original on 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
- "Gruppe 7: Samfunnsfag (herunder sosiologi, statsvitenskap og økonomi)" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
- "ICC applauds 2018 Business for Peace Award winners - ICC - International Chamber of Commerce". ICC - International Chamber of Commerce. 2018-03-20. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
- Faculty information from University of California, Santa Barbara Archived 2018-09-16 at the Wayback Machine
- Faculty information from Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business Archived 2006-01-05 at the Wayback Machine
- Finn E. Kydland on Nobelprize.org including the Prize Lecture on December 8, 2004 Quantitative Aggregate Theory
- Econometric Society
- Alexander Henderson Award
- Finn E. Kydland (1943– ). 2008.