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Finn Erling Kydland
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Kydland in 2015
Born 1 December 1943 (1943-12-01) (age 77)
Ålgård near Stavanger
Nationality Norway
Field Macroeconomics
School or
tradition
New classical economics
Alma mater Norwegian School of Economics (BSc)
Carnegie Mellon University (PhD)
Doctoral
advisor
Edward C. Prescott
David Cass
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. He is known for his contributions to business cycle theory. He is the Henley Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kydland was a co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel 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."

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