Wednesday, October 29, 2008

LACEA/LAMES: No Visa for Prescott?

Sachsida breaks the news that Nobel Prize winner Prescott won't give a main lecture at the LACEA/LAMES 2008 in Rio due to red tape associated with getting a visa to enter Brazil. Could it be true?

It can be easily confirmed here that the new list of main speakers doesn't show his name anymore:
...
James Powell (University of California, Berkeley)
Matthew Rabin (University of California Berkeley)
...
This post by Costa however has the old list, which showed his name:

...
Rohini Pande (Harvard U)
Edward Prescott (Arizona State U and FED Minneapolis)
Matthew Rabin (UC Berkeley)
...

Well, it's clear that, whatever may be the reason, he'll not attend the conference anymore.

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