CHICAGO (AP) — The latest University of Chicago faculty members to be awarded the Nobel Prize for economics serve as a reminder that on this campus. It's about as easy to run into a Nobel laureate as it is to cross paths with an All-American football player at the University of Alabama.
Eugene Fama and Lars Hansen of the school's economics department are the 88th and 89th people with ties to the South Side campus to win the award. On Monday they joined a roster of winners that includes Saul Bellow, Enrico Fermi and a former law school teacher President Barack Obama.
There are eight faculty members with Nobel prizes at the school today. Six are in the economics department.