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Biographical

I was born on June 16, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts. At that time my parents had completed their undergraduate educations – my father in English literature, my mother in science. My father was then employed at Harvard University, working in the placement office. In 1940, world events led to the activation of my father’s National…

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Interview

Interview transcript Professor William Sharpe, most welcome to this interview. William F. Sharpe: Thank you very much; it’s a delight to be here. Very pleased to see you here. How did you react that morning, I think it would have been, when they called you and said that you had been awarded…

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Banquet speech

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Your Excellencies, Honored Laureates, Ladies and Gentlemen Let me begin by thanking the committee for granting this year’s prize in Economic Sciences to me, my colleague Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller. I have learned much over the years from Lars’s work and from listening to his…

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Biographical

Prologue Burning wooden walls collapsed in front of us. I was on the back of my mother, who was running away from our burning house, gasping for air. Although I was just three and a half years old, I vividly remember this scene that seems to be engraved forever in my memory. It was one…

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Nobel Lecture

English Nobel Lecture, June 29, 1927 (Translation) The New Germany It is a great honor for me to address you today. I would like to begin by expressing my heartfelt thanks for the great distinction which the Nobel Committee has conferred upon me. I would also add my warm gratitude for the cordial welcome you…

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Biographical

I was born on September 23, 1915 to my parents, David H. and Daisy B. Shull, in the section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, known as Glenwood, which obviously relates to their selection of my middle name. I was preceded by an older sister, Evalyn May, and an older brother, Perry Leo, so that I grew up…

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Article

A Case of Identity: Ernest Hemingway by Anders Hallengren The recognition of Hemingway as a major and representative writer of the United States of America, was a slow but explosive process. His emergence in the western canon was an even more adventurous voyage. His works were burnt in the bonfire in Berlin on May 10,…

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