The Four Horsemen of the Economic Revolution
A half-century ago, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota forged a unique partnership that sparked an intellectual revolution. The ideas, approaches, and practices that resulted from this alliance continue to shape the theory and application of economics today.
At the forefront of this collaboration was a group of young professors who came to be known as the “Four Horsemen” of Minnesota Economics – Ed Prescott, Tom Sargent, Chris Sims, and Neil Wallace. Decades later, the Four Horsemen have gone on to become some of Minnesota’s most accomplished economists.
Edward C. Prescott
Regents Professor, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Thomas J. Sargent
William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business, Stern School of Business, New York University
Christopher A. Sims
John J. F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics, Princeton University
Distinguished Professor of Economics, Pennsylvania State University
Senior Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota