Christopher A. Sims

American time-series statistician and econometrician, developer of vector auto-regressive models, Bayesian statistician, President of the Econometric Society, 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize

Christopher Albert "Chris" Sims (born October 21, 1942) is an American econometrician and macroeconomist. He is currently the John J.F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University.[2] Together with Thomas J. Sargent, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2011.[3]

Christopher A. Sims
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Sims in 2011
Christopher Albert Sims

(1942-10-21) October 21, 1942 (age 78)
NationalityUnited States
InstitutionPrinceton University
Yale University
University of Minnesota
Harvard University
Time series
Alma materHarvard University (AB, PhD)
Hendrik S. Houthakker
Lars Peter Hansen
Harald Uhlig[1]
ContributionsUse of vector autoregression
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2011)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc


  1. "Advantage Financial Harald Uhlig". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  2. "Christopher A Sims". Thomson Reuters website. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
  3. "Nobel prize for economics awarded to two Americans". BBC News website. October 10, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011.