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|Jim Poterba receives the Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising
Provost Martin Schmidt and Jim Poterba at the MIT 2019 Awards Convocation. This recognition is awarded by the Graduate Student Council to one faculty member from each school who has served with compassion, excellence, and dedication for their students. Over the course of his MIT career, Jim has served as primary adviser for nearly seventy doctoral students, and the secondary advisory for twenty more.
|Franklin M. Fisher, Professor Emeritus, passed away on April 29
Frank Fisher, the Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics, emeritus, joined the MIT Economics Department in 1960. He taught generations of students econometrics and antitrust,and advised numerous theses, until his retirement from the department in 2004. He was a prolific scholar, authoring more than a dozen books and over 200 articles. His numerous accolades as a professional economist began with a Junior Fellowship in Harvard's Society of Fellows, and included award of the John Bates Clark Medal in 1973, election as a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Econometric Society, and presidency of the Econometric Society. Frank also had a distinguished career as an antitrust expert, including lead positions on both the IBM and Microsoft antitrust cases. He devoted much of his later career to the economics and politics of water in the Middle East, advancing progress on both water resource allocation and conflict resolution. Frank will be greatly missed.
|PhD student Ari Bronsoler aims to transform health care delivery in his native Mexico
Bronsoler is researching pressing health care issues in Mexico, including diabetes, sugary beverage consumption, and communication efficiency. With diabetes, "Mexico has three main problems: prevention culture, diagnosis capabilities, and early treatment," Bronsoler explains. He has partnered with a low-cost suite of private clinics that offer unlimited consultations for an annual fixed fee and is studying what effects this model of care could have on health outcomes.
|Glenn Ellison receives the Distinguished Fellow Award from the Industrial Organization Society
Ellison was recognized for his "fundamental contributions in several subfields of economics" at the 2019 International Industrial Organization Conference in Boston, MA.
|David Autor is a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient
David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics, won an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for project titled: 'Depopulism:' How the Inversion of the Rural-Urban Age Gradient Shapes the Diverging Economic and Political Geography of the U.S. and other Industrialized Countries.
|Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream
"In this new book, MIT economists Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson recommend private/public partnerships that invest heavily in science funding, which can spur spin-off industries and job growth that reach all regions of the country, reduce the country's growing economic inequality, and sustain American leadership."
|Indira Puri named a 2019 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow
Rising second-year Economics PhD student Indira Puri has been awarded a 2019 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She will be back at MIT after completing her Masters degree in Computer Science at Stanford this year, where she also served as chair of the Stanford Women in Computer Science.
|MIT News: Daron Acemoglu studies democracy's influence on economic growth
Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics Daron Acemoglu shows in his paper, "Democracy Does Cause Growth," that democracy significantly increases development.
|Economics' Emily Gallagher and Claire Walsh (J-PAL) receive MIT 2019 Outstanding Contributor Awards!
The MIT Excellence Awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made by members of our community toward fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Institute.
|David Autor, the academic voice of the American worker // The Economist
Professor David Autor's research has become "enormously influential, in large part because of his groundbreaking work on the effects on American workers of China's extraordinary rise." Photo credit to Lauren Crow.
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