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Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

Arne Ryde was an exceptionally promising student in the Ph.D program at the Department of Economics, Lund University. He was tragically killed in a car accident in 1968 at the age of twenty-three. The Arne Ryde Foundation was established by his parents in commemoration of Arne Ryde. The aim of the Foundation, as given in the deed from 1971, is to foster and promote advanced economic research in cooperation with the Department of Economics at Lund University. The Foundation acts by lending support to conferences, symposia, lecture series and publications which are initiated by faculty members of the department.

Automatic Selection Methods in Econometrics

Economic models of empirical phenomena are developed for a variety of reasons, the most obvious of which is the numerical characterization of available evidence, in a suitably parsimonious form. Another is to test a theory, or evaluate it against the evidence; still another is to forecast future outcomes. Building such models involves a multitude of decisions, and the large number of features that need to be taken into account can overwhelm the researcher.

Postmodern Developments in the Theory of General Economic Equilibrium

In The Equilibrium Manifold, noted economic scholar and major contributor to the theory of general equilibrium Yves Balasko argues that, contrary to what many textbooks want readers to believe, the study of the general equilibrium model did not end with the existence and welfare theorems of the 1950s.