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About Utah: Q-and-A with a Nobel laureate

Editor's note: In 2009, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business honored Lars Hansen with a Professional Achievement Award, given by the school to recognize individuals who achieve extraordinary success in their careers and demonstrate uncommon leadership in their communities. Hansen took graduate-level economics classes at the Huntsman School of Business. This Deseret News story is an interview with Dr. Hansen and he talks about some of the professors at USU who were influential in his life.

By Lee Benson, Deseret News

Lars Peter Hansen is a former Logan High School and Utah State University student and now a Nobel Prize winner in economics.

The question: How many graduates of Utah’s public schools have won a Nobel Prize?

The answer: One, Lars Peter Hansen, a graduate of Logan High School and Utah State University, who two months ago at the Nobel’s annual ceremony in Stockholm was awarded the 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize in economics. He shared the honor — and its $1.2 million stipend — with U.S. economists Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller.

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