Parag Pathak wins John Bates Clark Medal
Parag Pathak wins John Bates Clark Medal
Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics Parag Pathak was announced as the John Bates Clark winner for 2018, and will be presented with the prize at the American Economic Association meeting in January 2019. The Clark Medal is awarded by the AEA annually to the American economist under the age of forty judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.
Parag Pathak elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Parag Pathak elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics Parag Pathak was elected as a member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on April 18, 2018. The Academy is one of the oldest honorary societies in the United States, and counts as its members some of the most accomplished scholars in a broad range of fields as well as leaders in business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts.
Nancy Rose elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Nancy Rose elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics and Department Head Nancy Rose was elected as a member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on April 18, 2018. The Academy is one of the oldest honorary societies in the United States, and counts as its members some of the most accomplished scholars in a broad range of fields as well as leaders in business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts.
David Autor named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow
David Autor named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow
The 2018 MacVicar Faculty fellows are: David Autor, the Ford Professor of Economics and associate head of the Department of Economics; Christopher Capozzola, an associate professor of history; Shankar Raman, a professor of literature; and Merritt Roe Smith, the Leverett and William Cutten Professor of the History of Technology in the Department of History and the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS).
David Autor leads MIT Work of the Future Task Force
David Autor leads MIT Work of the Future Task Force
The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future consists of a faculty and student research team of more than 20 members, as well as an external advisory board. The task force is an Institute-wide effort to understand and shape the evolution of jobs during an age of innovation.
Amy Finkelstein's Work on Impact of Hospital Stays on Unemployment Featured
Amy Finkelstein's Work on Impact of Hospital Stays on Unemployment Featured
Professor Amy Finkelstein explores the financial and employment impact of a hospital stay on Californian workers. She demonstrates that while insurance can cover the direct medical fees to an extent, it does not cover earnings losses, which are significant.
Victor Chernozhukov Awarded Bessel Prize from Humboldt Foundation
Victor Chernozhukov Awarded Bessel Prize from Humboldt Foundation
Victor Chernozhukov was awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award Prize from the Humboldt Foundation in January. The Bessel Prize is awarded to scholars outside Germany who are internationally renowned in their field. They are invited to spend up to a year collaborating with their peers at an institution in Germany.
Isaiah Andrews selected as an 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Isaiah Andrews selected as an 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Silverman (1968) Family Career Development Associate Professor of Economics Isaiah Andrews has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship, recognizing his exceptional contributions to theoretical and applied econometrics research. These awards by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
Symposium on State of the Union
Symposium on State of the Union
The Economics Department held a symposium on January 31 to discuss policy as it relates to the current administration. Many MIT Economics faculty members participated in panel discussions surrounding social policy, financial regulation, and the rise of populism.
Drew Fudenberg Gives Presidential Address to Econometric Society
Drew Fudenberg Gives Presidential Address to Econometric Society
Prof. Drew Fudenberg gave the presidential address to the Econometric Society on Thursday, January 4, at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia.
Featured Research: MIT economist David Atkin looks beneath the surface of global commerce
Featured Research: MIT economist David Atkin looks beneath the surface of global commerce
Take a moment to consider what the following facts have in common. In India, migrants from within the country continue to consume the favored foods of their home regions - even though the relatively high prices mean they eat less. In Mexico, more 9th graders drop out of school when a local manufacturing plant opens to export goods. And in Egypt, rug weavers earn 20 percent more in profits when orders come from foreign buyers. Three countries, three quite different issues. What are the links? First, these circumstances have all been created, one way or another, by economic trade. And second, these facts were all uncovered by MIT economist David Atkin, a scholar whose empirical, tightly focused studies of trade and development have helped experts better understand trade's effects.
Dave Donaldson received the John Bates Clark Medal at the 2018 AEA Meetings
Dave Donaldson received the John Bates Clark Medal at the 2018 AEA Meetings
Dave Donaldson received the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association at the AEA's annual meeting in January, with AEA President and MIT Professor Emeritus Olivier Blanchard presiding. The Clark Medal is awarded by the AEA annually to the American economist under the age of forty judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. Donaldson's scholarship has opened new vistas on longstanding questions in international economics, including gauging the welfare impacts of within-country market integration, and assessing the degree to which productivity differences between countries determine international trade flows. By pairing state-of-the-art theory with detailed and creative empirical work, Dave Donaldson's work has helped to catalyze a renaissance of empirical scholarship in the field of international trade.
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