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|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.
|Robert Hall Named President of American Economic Association
Robert Hall (Ph.D. '67) is the President-Elect of the American Economic Association for 2009. James Poterba is one of the Association's two Vice-Presidents, and Daron Acemoglu is a newly-elected member of the Executive Committee.
|Paul Krugman Wins Nobel Prize
This year's Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Paul Krugman, MIT Ph.D'77 and a member of our faculty for close to two decades.
|James Poterba is President of the NBER
James Poterba became President of the National Bureau of Economic Research on July 1, 2008, and remains on the MIT Economics faculty in a reduced-time position.
|Jonathan Gruber Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences
Jonathan Gruber has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among the new 2008 fellows, he is joined by MIT Economics graduates Roger Gordon, Jeremy Stein, and Michael Whinston.
|Olivier Blanchard Named Chief Economist of IMF
Olivier Blanchard has been named the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund effective September 1, 2008. In this role he will develop and coordinate the IMF's advice regarding economic policy, and oversee the Research Department. Olivier will take leave from MIT for the duration of this appointment.
|Jeff Harris named Distinguished Guest of Salamanca
Jeff Harris has been named a Distinguished Guest of the City of Salamanca, Spain, in recognition of his important collaborative activities with the Spanish Association for Health Economics.
|David Autor Named Editor of Journal of Economic Perspectives
David Autor has been named the next editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, with a term to begin in January 2009.
|Jose de Gregorio Named President of the Central Bank of Chile
Jose de Gregorio (Ph.D. '90) has been named the President of the Central Bank of Chile. He succeeds Vittorio Corbo (Ph.D. '71) in this role.
|Esther Duflo Named "Knowledge Against Poverty" Chair
Esther Duflo has been named the inaugural holder of the "Knowledge Against Poverty" chair at the College de France.