Saving the economy with Plus


Thomas Sargent (top) and Christopher Sims.

With European governments struggling to avert imminent disaster in the Euro zone, the award of this year's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences could not be more relevant. The prize has gone to Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims whose work explores how and if policy decisions can affect the economy and how unexpected shocks spread through it.

Maths and stats are central to economics and finance — so to celebrate their role we've had a look through our archive for our favourite articles on the subject. Who knows? Maybe they'll help save the Euro!