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.
Prof. Michael Greenstone has been named new director of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research In Economics. Greenstone, whose appointment takes effect July 2017, will build upon the work of Lars Peter Hansen, the inaugural director of the Becker Friedman Institute, and Kevin M. Murphy, who has served as co-chair with Hansen since 2014.
The Department of Economics congratulates Magne Mogstad, the Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, on receiving the 2017 IZA Young Labor Economist Award. The IZA bestows this honor once every two years to an aspiring labor market researcher below age 45 to support and stimulate top research. According to IZA Network Director Daniel S.
In recognition of his outstanding and loyal service to the University of Chicago and the enormous influence his work has had on the field of Economics, Robert E. Lucas, Jr., was granted the Phoenix Prize by the Division of Social Sciences. Lucas was the first recipient of the prize in 15 years, and a conference was held in his honor October 7-8, 2016. [Photo courtesy of the Becker Friedman Institute]