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|Esther Duflo and Robert Gibbons named to AAAS
Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, and Robert Gibbons, the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Organizational Economics and Strategy, MIT Sloan School of Management, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
|Peter Diamond has been appointed to a Special Commission
He is now one of the newest members of the Special Commission to Study the Massachusetts Contributory Retirement Systems.
|Harrison Hong, MIT, Ph.D., 1997 Economics, has won the Fischer Black Prize
The prize is awarded biennially by the American Finance Association. It is awarded for a body of work that best exemplifies the Fischer Black hallmark of developing original research that is relevant to finance practice.
|Jean Tirole Receives BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award
He was awarded for research in the area of economics, management and finance.
|J-PAL Receives BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award
The Jameel Poverty Action Laboratory has been awarded a 2009 "Frontiers of Knowledge" Award in the area of "development cooperation" by BBVA Foundation, an affiliate of a large Spanish bank.
|Ricardo Caballero has won the Smith Breeden First Prize
First place is awarded to the best paper published in the Journal of Finance during 2008 (joint work with Arvind Krishnamurthy)
|Bengt Holmström has been elected Second Vice-President of the Econometric Society
Bengt Holmström has been elected Second Vice President, and will be the First Vice President in 2010, and President in 2011 of the Econometric Society.
|Amy Finkelstein of MIT and NBER has won the CSWEP 2008 Elaine Bennett Research Prize
Amy Finkelstein of MIT and NBER has won the CSWEP 2008 Elaine Bennett Research Prize. This prize will be given to her at the annual business meeting of the American Economics Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) on Saturday, January 3, 2009, from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Golden Gate 4 Room of the Hilton San Francisco Hotel.
|Amy Finkelstein and Jeffrey Brown are the 2008 winners of the TIAA-CREF/Paul Samuelson Award
MIT faculty member Amy Finkelstein (Ph.D. 2001) and Jeffrey Brown (Ph.D. 1999), the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois, are the 2008 winners of the TIAA-CREF/Paul Samuelson Award for contributions to Lifetime Financial Security.
|President -elect Barack Obama selects economists
President-elect Barack Obama has selected Lawrence Summers (SB 1975) to head the National Economic Council, Christina Romer (Ph.D. 1985) as Chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Austan Goolsbee (Ph.D. 1995) As a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Summers, who served in the Treasury Department for eight years in the Clinton administration and was Secretary of the Treasury between 1999 and 2001, is currently the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University. Romer is the Class of 1957-Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California-Berkeley. Goolsbee is the Robert Gwinn Professor at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.