Thomas J. Sargent

American economist

Thomas John "Tom" Sargent (born July 19, 1943) is an American economist. He is the W.R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University.[1][2] He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2011 together with Christopher A. Sims for their "empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy".[3]

Thomas J. Sargent
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Sargent in 2011
Born (1943-07-19) July 19, 1943 (age 78)
InstitutionHoover Institution
University of Minnesota
University of Chicago
Stanford University
New York University
Singapore Management University
FieldMacroeconomics, monetary economics
Alma materUC Berkeley, (BA)
Harvard University, (PhD)
John R. Meyer
Martin Eichenbaum
Lawrence J. Christiano
Danny Quah
Sagiri Kitao
InfluencesRobert Lucas, Jr.
John Muth
AwardsNAS Award for Scientific Reviewing (2011) Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2011)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc


  1. "NYU Bio: Thomas J. Sargent". NYU Stern. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  2. "Economist Rankings at IDEAS". Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  3. Nobel Prize (10 October 2011). "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2011". Press release.