Nancy Lin Rose is Professor of Economics at MIT and Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research program in Industrial Organization. She is serving as Vice President of the American Economic Association for 2012.
Professor Rose's research focuses on the empirical analysis of firm behavior and the economics of regulation. Her best-known work in regulatory economics includes studies of the scope of labor rent-sharing and impact of deregulation in the U.S. trucking industry, efficiency and innovation effects of regulation in the electric utility industry, and political constraints on top executive compensation in regulated industries. Her research on firm behavior includes analyses of the effect of firm financial condition on the safety performance of U.S. air carriers, the interaction of competition and pricing behavior in airline markets, and the determinants of CEO compensation.
Professor Rose received her A.B. magna cum laude in Economics and Government fromHarvardUniversity and her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.She was a faculty member of the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1985-1997, and has been a member of MIT's Department of Economics faculty since 1994. She received the MIT Undergraduate Economics Association Teaching Award in 2000, 2004, and 2011, and was named a Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow in 2012 for her undergraduate teaching contributions to MIT.
Professor Rose was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2004-2005, a George and Karen McCown Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution in 2000- 2001, and fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences in 1993-94. She is the recipient of a Faculty Award for Women Scientists and Engineers from the National Science Foundation as well as faculty fellowships from the John M. Olin Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She has served on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review and the Journal of Industrial Economics and as associate editor for several journals. Professor Rose has been on the American Economic Association Executive Committee, the Board of the AEA’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), and on program committees for the AEA and the Econometric Society annual meetings. She is currently serving on the AEA Committee on Economic Education, the AEA Program and Nominations Committees, and the Elaine Bennett Research Prize selection committee for the AEA's CSWEP. She is an independent director for CRA International and Sentinel Investments Funds, and a director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
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