Finn E. Kydland

Norwegian economist

Finn Erling Kydland (born 1 December 1943) is a Norwegian economist. He is known for his contributions to business cycle theory.[1] He is the Henley Professor of Economics[2] at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Finn Erling Kydland
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Kydland in 2015
Born (1943-12-01) 1 December 1943 (age 78)
School or
New classical economics
Alma materNorwegian School of Economics (BSc)
Carnegie Mellon University (PhD)
Edward C. Prescott
David Cass
InfluencesRobert S. Kaplan
ContributionsReal Business Cycle Theory
Time consistency in economic policy
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Kydland was a co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics,[3] with Edward C. Prescott, "for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles."[4]


  1. De Vroey, Michel (2016). "Real Business Cycle Modelling: Kydland and Prescott's Contribution". A History of Macroeconomics from Keynes to Lucas and Beyond. Cambridge University Press. pp. 261–281. ISBN 978-1-107-58494-5.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-29. Retrieved 2013-04-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Frängsmyr, Tore (ed.). "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2004 - Finn E. Kydland". Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  4. Solow, R. (2015-12-30). Economics for the Curious: Inside the Minds of 12 Nobel Laureates. Springer. ISBN 9781137383594.