Ilker Baybars, dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, will host Dr. Finn Kydland in Doha as part of the Richard M. Cyert Distinguished Lecture Series in Business Management. Dr. Kydland holds the Richard P. Simmons Distinguished Professorship at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his Ph.D. He is also the Henley Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Carnegie Mellon alumnus Dr. Kydland was the joint recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, together with Edward C. Prescott. The pair was recognized “for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles.”