Prof. Finn E Kydland, the economics Nobel laureate for
2004 is in Chennai for the foundation ceremony of the
Great Lakes Institute of Management set up by Professor
Bala Balachandran of the Kellogg Graduate School.
won the Nobel prizefor his work on the impact of technology
shocks in explaining business cycles. He is Professor
of Tepper School of Business Administration, Carnegie
Mellon University, USA.
to Dr Balachandran, honorary dean, " Prof.Finn Kydland,
2004 Nobel laureate in economics will head the economics
related research activities as honorary co-director at
GLIM's research arm, Yale-GLIM Centre for Management Research
set up recently in association with Yale University."
his wish to be associated with such a vibrant an economy
as India and GLIM, the top class upcoming business school
in India for collaborative activities in Management Research,
Prof Kydland said," During most of my student and
professors years, I've been associated with business schools
that have represented exciting research environments.
If a business school is set up with few boundaries across
the fields (finance, marketing, accounting, economics
etc,) one of the pillars for producing excellent students
and innovative research is laid."
added, "To Me, Great Lakes Institute of Management
has that potential. I am delighted, therefore, to have
the opportunity to participate in the exciting event of
the ground-breaking ceremony for this new business school
and to influence its direction. More generally such a
business school is among the initiatives that, in a benign,
stable and transparent policy environment, will promote
productivity, growth and the accumulation of human and
physical capital, which is needed to put India on the
path where this beautiful country belongs, reducing poverty
Significantly and improving the well being of its citizens."
aims to be a research-driven international management
institution. It has a formal affiliation with Stuart School
Illinois Institute of Technology, and an active collaboration
with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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