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Utah State University alum wins Nobel Prize in economics

The Salt Lake Tribune

By Lindsay Whitehurst

Lars Peter Hansen was heading out the door for an early workout Monday when he got a 5:50 a.m. call from Sweden.

The Utah State University alum was one of three people to win the 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize for economics.

"It was really a nice surprise," Hansen said in a phone interview Monday from his University of Chicago office. "At first I was wondering if this is for real." 

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