Thomas J. Sargent

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Thomas J. Sargent
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Occupation Professor at New York University; Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution; Professor in Economics, Emeritus, at Stanford University

Thomas J. Sargent is a professor of economics at New York University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, Calif.[1][2] He is also the Donald L. Lucas Professor in Economics, Emeritus, at Stanford University.[3]

Sargent is past president of the Econometric Society, the American Economic Association, and the Society for Economic Dynamics.

In September 2011, he was awarded the CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications for his role in advancing the application of mathematical sciences to characterize macroeconomics and monetary economics.[4]


A professor of economics at the University of Minnesota from 1975 to 1987, when he joined the Hoover staff, he was also the David Rockefeller Professor at the University of Chicago from 1992 to 1998.

Sargent was a university medalist as most distinguished scholar in the Class of 1964 and won the Nemmers Prize in Economics in 1997.


Sargent earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1968 and was a first lieutenant and captain in the U.S. Army.


  1. Thomas J. Sargent. New York University.
  2. Thomas J. Sargent. Hoover.
  3. Sargent. Stanford University.
  4. CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications Awarded to Thomas J. Sargent. CTS.