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|Finkelstein wins Presidential Early Career Award
On Nov. 5, President Barack Obama named Amy Finkelstein, Professor of Economics in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
|Diamond wins the Nobel Prize
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2010 was awarded jointly to Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides "for their analysis of markets with search frictions".
|Donaldson wins WTO 2010 Award
Assistant Professor David Donaldson is one of the winners of the 2010 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists.
|Diamond receives Honorary Doctorate
Professor Peter Diamond received an honorary degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in May.
|Ryan receives Levitan Teaching Prize
Professor Stephen Ryan has been selected to receive a Levitan Teaching Prize. The Prize recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding success in teaching.
|Pathak wins UEA teaching award
Professor Parag Pathak has been awarded this year's Undergraduate Economic Association's Teaching Award.
|Duflo wins Clark Medal
Esther Duflo PhD ‘99, whose influential research has prompted new ways of fighting poverty around the globe, was named winner today of the John Bates Clark medal. Duflo is the second woman to be given the award, which ranks below only the Nobel Prize in prestige within the economics profession and is considered a reliable indicator of future Nobel consideration (about 40 percent of past recipients have won a Nobel).
|Caballero elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Department Head Ricardo Caballero was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this Spring. Two of the department's Ph.D.s, Emmanuel Saez of Berkeley and Rob Shimer of Chicago, were also elected. The Academy recognizes America's most distinguished scholars and contributors in many fields and areas of public service.
|Economist Paul Samuelson dies at age 94
In a career that spanned seven decades, Samuelson transformed his field, influenced millions of students and turned MIT into an economics powerhouse. He was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1970. A memorial celebrating his life and career was held in MIT's Kresge Auditorium on April 10, 2010. Please click here for details.
|Chernozhukov elected to the Econometric Society
Professor Victor Chernozhukov was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society in the Fall 2009 ballot. Chernozhukov also presented the Inaugural Cowles Foundation Lecture at the North American Summer Meeting in Boston, June 2009.