Prof. John List Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Ottawa

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Department Chair John A. List, the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa. Recognizing him as “one of the most important economists of the past thirty years,” University of Ottawa President and Vice-Chancellor Jacques Frémont noted the profound influence of List's research on a wide range of areas, in “bringing rigorous experimental methodology to the forefront of economics.” Frémont also praised List’s leadership and commitment to serving others, from his role at the University of Chicago to his long-standing efforts “stressing the importance of research to a vast audience, [from] presidential economic advisory boards to articles aimed at the general public.” Please join us in congratulating Professor List.

David Rockefeller, 1915-2017

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David Rockefeller, PhD’40, a prominent philanthropist, banking executive and University trustee whose grandfather, John D. Rockefeller Sr., was the philanthropic founder of the University of Chicago, died on March 20. He was 101. Rockefeller’s ties to the University spanned a lifetime, from touring Egypt and the Middle East as a teenager with distinguished University archaeologist James Henry Breasted to the endowment of a professorship in UChicago’s economics department, from which he received his doctorate. Rockefeller was associated with the University’s Board of Trustees for seven decades, providing a strong connection to the institution’s founding in 1890. Read full story » (Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Timothy S. Fuerst, 1962-2017

Timothy S. Fuerst

The Department of Economics is saddened to announce that Timothy S. Fuerst, AM'87, PhD'90, passed away on February 21 at the age of 54. He was the William and Dorothy O’Neill Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. Fuerst conducted research on monetary theory and policy, with a special focus on business cycles. His research was published in numerous scholarly journals, and according to the RePEc database, his work ranks in the top 5 percent of the most-cited contemporary economists. Fuerst also served as senior economic adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

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