An American university investigates a Nobel laureate Over sexual harassment Allegations that there were economist’s attorney dismisses as “professional rivalry.”

Philip Dybvig, who shared this year’s Nobel Prize in economics Research into bank failures was questioned over the last several weeks by Andrew Miltenberg, Andrew Miltenberg’s lawyer, stated that Title IX at Washington University in St. Louis was his office.

Miltenberg stated that the claims are “factually inaccurate.” Dybvig, a longtime banking and finance professor at the university, didn’t immediately respond to an email message seeking comment.

Dybvig, fellow economist Douglas W. Diamond former Ben Bernanke was elected Federal Reserve Chair Nobel Prize in economics in October for research into bank failures — work that built on lessons learned in the Great Depression and helped shape America’s aggressive response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis. These early 1980s findings laid the groundwork for the regulation of financial markets. Nobel panel said.

It Nobel The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recognized the winners by a panel. “why avoiding bank collapses is vital.”

Bloomberg News said that they have reviewed email evidence that showed that Title IX Office, which deals with campus sexuality issues, had been viewed. harassment Three complaints have been received former students Since October, we have been interviewing them regarding Dybvig claims. They’re among a group of seven former students Bloomberg claimed it has spoken to women alleging that Dybvig sexually harassed. Bloomberg interviewed most women on condition of anonymity.

Tore Ellingsen (chair of the Nobel’s Economic Sciences Prize Committee, told Bloomberg that the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which oversees the awards, contacted the university to make sure they had a fair process to handle the accusations.

“As long as the university has not determined that Dybvig has done something wrong, I think we owe him an untarnished celebration of his great scientific achievement,” Ellingsen told Bloomberg.

It Nobel Peace Prize and Foundation didn’t immediately respond to email messages from the AP.

The university didn’t immediately respond Friday to emails and phone messages from the AP. University spokesperson Julie Flory told Bloomberg that the school doesn’t comment on specific cases but takes sexual misconduct seriously and will investigate any allegations.

Miltenberg stated that he is suspicious about the timing of these allegations. He noted that the claims were made after the announcement of the award, but not before the ceremony.

“We believe,” He stated, “that this is a situation of professional rivalry.”

Miltenberg claimed that Dybvig faces No restrictions. He was not scheduled to teach spring semester. “well in advance” These are the allegations.

Miltenberg stated that it was his understanding of the investigation The preliminary stage of the investigation is underway and Dybvig wants to be re-connected with Title IX.

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