Have a question about economics? Ask Bob Shiller, Nobelist

Friday, January 17, 2014
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Yale economist Robert J. Shiller was famous long before Oct. 14, 2013. Then he won the Nobel Prize.

Now’s your chance to ask him a question, wherever you are.

Long celebrated for anticipating speculative bubbles in stocks and real estate, Shiller is the scheduled guest for the Jan. 30 episode of @YaleLive, the university’s live monthly interview program. Viewers may submit questions before and during the broadcast via Yale’s Facebook page, Twitter@Yale, and socialmedia@yale.edu.

The program broadcasts at noon EST on the university’s YouTube channel.

Shiller is a leading figure in behavioral economics, which takes into account irrational aspects of economic decision-making. He is the author of “Irrational Exuberance” (2000) and “Finance and the Good Society” (2012), among other books, and a co-creator of the widely followed S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

Shiller shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics (the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel) with Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen, both of the University of Chicago.

Shiller has been on the Yale faculty since 1982 and teaches in the Department of Economics and the Yale School of Management.

In February, he begins offering a free online course on financial markets through Coursera, the online education platform.