Justin Fox: We should get back to Hansen. You’ve got this wonderful line in your paper about meeting him and “sensing that his penetrating insight would require effort to fully understand but would amply reward the undertaking.”
John Campbell: Lots of distinguished economists have had this experience of either reading a Lars Hansen paper or listening to a Lars Hansen presentation and feeling that it’s a sort of message from the future — like an alien artifact dropped from a flying saucer. That is, potentially amazing technology if you can only figure out how it works. Lars is famous for that.