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Professor Finn E. Kydland, Nobel Laureate in Economics for 2004, recently arrived at the King Saud University campus as a part of the University's Nobel Laureates Program, one of the University's most ambitious developmental programs.  The Program seeks to attract key Nobel Laureates for academic collaboration, including research, public lectures, scientific forums and international conventions, as well as exploring various possibilities for longstanding academic and research partnerships.

Professor Kydland is expected to give a public lecture titled “Economic Policy and the Growth of Nations" on Monday in Room 7B of Building 7 between 1 and 2 PM.  He is also scheduled to make a presentation to faculty and post-graduate students of the Department of Economics on his Nobel Prize work “the Dynamics of Macroeconomics: the Time Consistency of Economic Policy and the Driving Forces behind Business Cycles.”  Professor Kydland is a Professor of Economics at the University of California at Santa Barbara and Consultant Research Associate to the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland, Ohio.  He has also been a fellow-member of the Econometric Society since 1992, and has written more than seventy distinguished research articles. He is the fifth faculty member at the Carnegie School of Economics to receive such lofty accolades.