Professor Thomas Sargent

Professor Thomas Sargent is the director of Sargent Institute of Quantitative Economics and Finance at Peking University HSBC Business School. He also takes the role of Professor of Economics at New York University, and distinguished term professor at Singapore Management University. Professor Sargent is former president of the Econometric Society, the American Economic Association and the Society for Economic Dynamics.He specializes in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary economics and time series econometrics. As of 2014, he ranks fourteenth among the most cited economists in the world. 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. Sargent is one of the leaders of the 'rational expectations revolution', which argues that the people being modeled by economists can predict the future, or the probability of future outcomes. By close collaboration with Lucas and Neil Wallace, Thomas J. Sargent could fundamentally contribute to the evolution of new classical macroeconomics. Sargent has also been a pioneer in introducing recursive economics to academic study, especially for macroeconomic issues such as unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, and growth. In 2011, he was awarded the NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing from the National Academy of Sciences and, in September, he became the recipient of the 2011 CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications. In 2016, Sargent helped found the non-profit QuantEcon project, which is dedicated to the development and documentation of modern open source computational tools for economics, econometrics, and decision making. Thomas Sargent教授是北京大学汇丰商学院萨金特数量经济与金融研究所所长,同时还兼任纽约大学和新加坡管理大学教授。他曾担任计量经济学会、美国经济学会等组织的主席。 他擅长于总体经济学、货币经济学、时间序列等领域。2011年他和普林斯顿大学教授Christopher A. Sims在对宏观经济中因果的实证研究作出突出贡献,共同获得诺贝尔经济学奖。 Sargent教授是理性预期创新研究的领导人之一,主张人的行为模式可以被经济学家模拟并预测。他和Lucas、Neil Wallace共同研究,发展出了理性预期均衡的马鞍路径稳定性特征化及政策无效性命题。他同时是开创合理预期学派的先锋,研究财政与货币政策、失业、经济增长等重大问题。 2011年,他获得了美国国家科学院的科学评审奖;同年9月份获得芝加哥商品交易所集团(CME Group)MSRI创新量化应用奖。2016年,Sargent教授帮助成立了非营利性的数量经济研究项目(QuantEcon project),致力于为经济学、计量经济学和决策选择研究,提供全面的现代数量工具文献,并在这方面作进一步的研究发展。