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Interview with Finn E. Kydland at the 3rd Meeting in Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany, August 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org. Finn Kydland describes growing up in rural Norway and his early education, the broadening experiences that prompted him to study economics (5:03), the attributes he looks for in students (16:54), and the tutelage he tries to provide as a mentor (21:31). He also discusses his groundbreaking 1977 and 1982 papers which were received with considerable controversy (23:10), his work as Director of The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance or LAEF (33:11) and his contribution to the Copenhagen Consensus (43:56). Credits: Ladda Productions AB (camera)
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