US Trio Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

World | October 14, 2013, Monday // 14:46|  views

The 2013 Nobel Prize in economics has been awarded to Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller "for their empirical analysis of asset prices.”

The committee says the Laureates “have laid the foundation for the current understanding of asset prices.”

Eugene Fama from the University of Chicago was praised for demonstrating that share prices are extremely difficult to predict in the short run, with new information quickly incorporated into prices.

The committee said Fama's findings had had "a profound impact" on subsequent research, and also changed market practice.

Lars Peter Hansen, also from the University of Chicago, was awarded the prize for his development of a statistical method that was able to test theories on asset pricing.
Robert Shiller, from Yale University, was included for his 1980s discovery that stock prices fluctuate much more than corporate dividends.

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