Nobel Prize Winner Chris Sims Is Co-author with CERGE-EI Faculty Member

10 October, 2011

CERGE-EI offers its congratulations to the 2011 Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences, Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims, who were awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences on October 10, 2011 for their research that sheds light on the cause-and-effect relationship between the economy and policy instruments such as interest rates and government spending.

Further congratulations to Filip Matějka who has recently co-authored a working paper with Professor Sims in the CERGE-EI Working Paper series titled "Discrete Actions in Information-Constrained Tracking Problems."

CERGE-EI takes pride in the fact that three members of its faculty were supervised by Nobel Laureates during their PhD studies: Professor Sims supervised Dr. Filip Matějka, Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI since 2010, who graduated from Princeton University. Dr. Evangelia Vourvachaki, an Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI since 2007 was supervised by Christopher Pissarides while working on her PhD at the London School of Economics, and Dr. Byeongju Jeong, an Associate Professor at CERGE-EI since 2003 was supervised by Edward C. Prescott at the University of Minnesota.