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|Daron Acemoglu receives CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications
Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu is this year's winner of the CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications. The award recognizes "originality and innovation in the use of mathematical, statistical or computational methods for the study of the behavior of markets, and more broadly of economics." Acemoglu joins a distinguished group of past recipients that includes MIT's Bengt Holmstrom, Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Ecoomics, emeritus and 2016 winner of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences.
|Robert Townsend named Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association
Robert Townsend, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, has been elected a 2021 Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. Townsend is one of four economists honored with the award this year, and he joins an illustrious group that includes MIT Economists Whitney Newey, Olivier Blanchard, Stanley Fischer, Jerry Hausman, Paul Joskow, Peter Diamond, and Robert Solow.
|Senior Fiona Chen awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Fiona Chen, a senior majoring in economics and mathematics, is among 30 recipients of a 2021 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Fellowships invest in the graduate education of outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants, and Chen, who is the daughter of immigrants from China, will pursue a PhD in economics this fall. While at MIT, Chen has undertaken economics research on pertinent topics including global development and poverty, universal health-care systems, and the role of technology in shaping the labor market. Chen has also advocated for policies to support underrepresented groups at MIT through her roles with a number of student groups and committees. Congratulations to Fiona on this well-deserved honor!
|MIT Economists on what the pandemic has taught us about health care in the US
Along with researchers from across MIT SHASS, Professors Jonathan Gruber and Parag Pathak and Jeffrey Harris, professor emeritus and practicing physician, share insights on what Covid-19 has revealed about the US health care system.
|Remembering Nobel laureate Robert Mundell (PhD '56)
MIT Economics mourns the loss of distinguished alumnus Robert A. Mundell, Columbia University professor of economics and winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in economic sciences. Mundell, who received his PhD at MIT in 1956, is widely considered a pioneer of modern international economics, and his Nobel Prize-winning theories on common currency areas laid a foundation for the introduction of the euro.
|Three from MIT Economics speak at Restud Tour 2020-21
PhD candidates Allan Hsiao, Carolyn Stein, and Masao Fukui were among seven students selected to speak at the 2021 Review of Economic Studies May Meetings. The annual Restud Tour is an opportunity for some of the world's most promising doctoral students in economics and finance to present their research to audiences in Europe. Incoming assistant professors Ian Ball and Nina Roussille were also among the presenters at this year's double tour, which featured speakers from 2020 and 2021.
|Amy Finkelstein: Bringing Rigorous Testing to Health Care Policy
Randomized testing, long considered an essential evaluation tool for scientists, has rarely been used to assess the effectiveness of government programs. Writing for the New York Times, John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics Amy Finkelstein discusses the strengths of randomized trials and a series of experiments that could herald a new era in policy evaluation.
|Daron Acemoglu recognized for outstanding mentorship of graduate students
MIT News highlights Institute Professor of Economics Daron Acemoglu, who was recently honored as "Committed to Caring" for his support of graduate advisees. Acemoglu was recognized for his thoughtful and dynamic feedback on student work, his unwavering support and compassion, and his work to foster a supportive and connected culture for students.
|J-PAL and MIT Economics welcome the second cohort of DEDP master's students
Along with J-PAL, MIT Economics welcomed a new cohort of the Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) master's program to campus this January. The students, who come from ten countries and a range of academic backgrounds, will take a mix of online and in person classes during their semester in residence at MIT.
|MIT News: Clare Balboni on the role of economics in understanding environmental issues
Clare Balboni, 3M Career Development Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics, speaks with MIT News for their ongoing series, "Solving Climate: Humanistic Perspectives from MIT." Balboni, who works at the intersection of environmental, trade, and development economics, discusses the growing use of economic models and methods to understand environmental issues and shape related policy, as well as growing interest in environmental questions within the field of economics.
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