Lars Peter Hansen, together with Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller, won this year's Nobel prize in economics. Hansen is the Research Director of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics and an HCEO member. You can see Hansen speaking on the relationship between empirical evidence and economic thinking and theory at INET's "The Economic Crisis and the Crisis in Economics" conference. You can also watch his statement on winning the prize at the University of Chicago News. Details »