Thomas Sargent was the co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, along with Christopher A. Sims, “for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy.” Sargent, an economist at New York University, serves on the Council of Academic Advisors for Cato’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. Sargent spoke at the Emergency Economic Summit for Greece held in Athens in 2015, a conference cohosted by the Cato Institute and the Atlas Network, among others.