ROBERT E. LUCAS, JR. RECEIVES PHOENIX PRIZE
Ralph S. J. Koijen, Tomas J. Philipson, and Harald Uhlig. 2016. Econometrica, 84(1):195-242.
Fernando Alvarez, Francesco Lippi, and Luigi Paciello. 2016. Review of Economic Studies, 83(2):421-59.
Alessandra Voena. 2015. American Economic Review. 105(8):2295-332.
Do Competitive Workplaces Deter Female Workers? A Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment on Job Entry Decisions
Jeffrey A. Flory, Andreas Liebbrandt, and John A. List. 2015. Review of Economic Studies, 82(1):122-55.
David Laibson, and John A. List. 2015. American Economic Review, 105(5):385-90.
Myerson, Roger, and Jorgen Weibull. 2015. Econometrica, 83(3):943-76.
Lucas, Robert E. Jr. 2015. American Economic Review, 105(5):85-88.
Philipp Eisenhauer, James J. Heckman, and Edward Vytlacil. 2015. Journal of Political Economy, 123(2):413-43.
Al-Ubaydli, Omar, and John A. List. 2015. American Economic Review, 105(5):462-66.
Bonhomme, Stéphane, and Elena Manresa. 2015. Econometrica, 83(3):1147-84.
Earnings, Disposable Income, and Consumption of Allowed and Rejected Disability Insurance Applicants
Kostøl, Andreas Ravndal, and Magne Mogstad. 2015. American Economic Review, 105(5):137-41.
Environmental Health Risks and Housing Values: Evidence from 1,600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings
Currie, Janet, Lucas Davis, Michael Greenstone, and Reed Walker. 2015. American Economic Review, 105(2):678-709.
Reny, Philip J. 2015. Econometrica, 83(1):175-92.
Michael Greenstone and Rema Hanna. 2014. American Economic Review, 104(10):3038-72.
Hansen, Lars Peter. 2014. Journal of Political Economy, 122(5):945-87.
Atalay, Enghin, Hortacsu, Ali, and Syverson, Chad. 2014. American Economic Review, 104(4):1120-48.
Alvarez, Fernando and Lippi, Francesco. 2014. Econometrica, 82(1):89–135.
Canay, Ivan A., Santos, Andres, and Shaikh, Azeem M. 2013. Econometrica, 81(6):2535–2559.
Truth-Telling by Third-Party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India
Michael Greenstone, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande, and Nicholas Ryan. 2013. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 128(4):1499-1545.
Evidence on the Impact of Sustained Exposure to Air Pollution on Life Expectancy from China’s Huai River Policy
Michael Greenstone, Yuyu Chen, Avraham Ebenstein, and Hongbin Li. 2013. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(32):12936-12941.
Steven D. Levitt, John A. List, and Chad Syverson, 2013. Journal of Political Economy, 121(4):643-81.
Lucas, Robert E. 2013. American Economic Review, 103(3): 43-47.
Posner, Eric, and E. Glen Weyl. 2013. American Economic Review, 103(3): 393-97.
Fryer, Roland G., and Steven D. Levitt. 2013. American Economic Review, 103(2): 981-1005.
DellaVigna, Stefano, John A. List, Ulrike Malmendier, and Gautam Rao. 2013. American Economic Review, 103(3): 586-590.
The 2007 Subprime Market Crisis Through the Lens of European Central Bank Auctions for Short-Term Funds
Cassola, Nuno, Ali Hortacsu, and Jakub Kastl. 2013. Econometrica, 81(4): 1309-1345.
Weyl, E. Glen and Michal Fabinger. 2013. Journal of Political Economy, 121(3): 528-583.
Weyl, E. Glen and Jean Tirole. 2012. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127(4): 1971-2003.
Myerson, Roger. 2012. Journal of Political Economy, 120(5): 847-78.
Barlevy, Gadi, and Derek Neal. 2012. American Economic Review, 102(5): 1805-1831.
Hortacsu, Ali and Jakub Kastl. 2012. Econometrica, 80(6): 2511-42.
Alvarez, Fernando, Luigi Guiso, and Francesco Lippi. 2012. American Economic Review, 102(5): 2272-2300.
De Los Santos, Babur, Hortacsu, Ali, and Matthijis R. Wildenbeest. 2012. American Economics Review, 102(6): 2955-80.
DellaVigna, Stefano, John A. List, and Ulrike Malmendier. 2012. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127(1): 1-56.
Kitamura, Yuichi, Andres Santos, and Azeem M. Shaikh. 2012. Econometrica, 80(1): 413-23.
Andersen, Steffen, Seda Ertaç, Uri Gneezy, Moshe Hoffman, and John A. List. 2011. American Economic Review, 101(7): 3427–39.
Alvarez, Fernando E., Francesco Lippi, and Luigi Paciello. 2011. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126(4): 1909-1960.
Carneiro, Pedro, James J. Heckman, and Edward J. Vytlacil. 2011. American Economic Review, 101(6): 2754–81.
Hortaçsu Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Professor Ali Hortaçsu, the Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Professor of Economics and in the College, is one of this year's newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies. His research focuses largely on industrial organization, multi-unit auctions, production and financial networks, and the empirical assessment of market efficiency. Read full story.
Magne Mogstad will receive one of this year's Fridtjof Nansen Awards for Young Scientists "for his outstanding research in the field of economics." This honor is given to Norwegian researchers under age 40 who have "shown scientific contributions of international significance on a very high level," according to Line Therese Naevestad, Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The awards will be presented at the Academy's May 3rd annual meeting in Oslo.
"What once divided, now connects," says Ann Beha Architects' Philip Chen in Contract Design Magazine, a statement that describes both Saieh Hall's spacious, cathedral-like entrance and a key architectural concept behind its re-invention as new home base for the Department of Economics and the Becker Friedman Institute. The recent article surveys the building's transformation from contemplative Gothic seminary into an array of unique collaborative spaces that include specialized features such as whiteboards and chalkboards in public areas, because "economics dialogue ... requires problems to be worked out in writing." "Our old quarters [in Rosenwald Hall] did not promote collaboration," said Department of Economics Chair John List, "The new building maximizes cohesiveness through its common areas." Read full story.
Heckman Named Dan David Prize Laureate
Prof. James J. Heckman is one of this year’s recipients of the international Dan David Prize, among one of three economists recognized for their efforts in fighting poverty. According to the Dan David Foundation, Heckman’s research underscores "the importance of early childhood education, nurture and well-being," while "[h]is findings fundamentally refocus policy attention…and influence the discussion of global poverty worldwide." Social Sciences Division dean David Nirenberg praised Heckman’s work, saying, "It is impossible to overstate the significance of Prof. Heckman’s achievements and his enormous contribution in the fight to eradicate poverty." This year’s laureates will be honored at a May 22 ceremony at Tel Aviv University. Read full story.
Lucas Receives Phoenix Prize
The Division of Social Sciences has announced that Prof. Robert E. Lucas, Jr. will receive the Phoenix Prize in recognition of his outstanding and loyal service to the University of Chicago, and the enormous influence of his work on the field of economics. The Phoenix Prize is the highest honor the Division bestows upon a colleague, awarded periodically "to those who…have changed the trajectory of research in the social sciences and have contributed to the cycle of intellectual renewal across the disciplines." Social Sciences Dean David Nirenberg stated Lucas' research and teaching "have refocused the way we think about the world and [have] enlightened generations of economists." Lucas received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1964 and has been a faculty member since 1973. The prize was previously awarded to James Coleman, Professor in Sociology, in 1994; to Marshall Sahlins, Professor in Anthropology and Sociology, in 1998, and most recently in 2001 to Prof. Gary Becker.
Heckman Receives Madison Medal
Prof. James J. Heckman has been named this year's recipient of the James Madison Medal, Princeton University's highest alumni honor, in recognition of his distinguished scholarship and public service. "[Heckman's] work provides a valuable foundation for policymakers," according to Sanjeev Kulkarni, dean of Princeton's Graduate School; "[his] recent work shows the enormous benefits of investing in early childhood education." Justin Mikolay, president of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, emphasized that Prof. Heckman "has related his specialized knowledge to more and more general problems, and as a result many others are applying his scholarship for the common good." Read full story.
List and Greenstone Elected Econometric Society Fellows
The Econometric Society welcomes Department of Economics faculty Chair Prof. John List and Prof. Michael Greenstone as newly elected Fellows. Society Executive Vice-President Bernard Salanié calls their election a "fitting recognition of [their] highly regarded contributions to Economics." The Econometric Society is an international organization for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics.
Moll Wins EIB Young Economist Award
Our congratulations to Benjamin Moll (Econ, PhD'10), this year's recipient of the European Investment Bank's Young Economist Award. Moll, currently Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton, will present a keynote lecture and receive the prize this November at the EIB Economics of Inequality and Economic Growth Awards Ceremony in Luxembourg.
List Named 2015 Thomson Reuters Nobel "Pick"
We are proud to announce that Department Chair John List has been named a 2015 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate for his contributions to the field of economics. The international news and information organization grants the honor to highlight the significance of the scholar's work in the scientific community, based upon the number of times fellow researchers have chosen to cite their published papers. Importantly, Citation Laureates are commonly known as Thomson Reuters "Picks" for the Nobel Prize, in recognition of the frequency with which honorees become future Nobel recipients. Read full story.
Greenstone: Cleaner Air Leads to Longer Lives
In a New York Times editorial, Michael Greenstone argues that reductions in smog and air pollution over the past 45 years in the wake of the Clean Air Act have been a primary cause of increased life expectancies in the United States - a 2 year average increase for residents of New York and Chicago, and in the case of one metropolitan area in Ohio/West Virginia, as much as 5 years. Greenstone's research team recently compared pollution and mortality rates between the North and South of China, obtaining US results by applying the formula to E.P.A. airborne particulate matter data from 1970 to 2012. Read full story. View infographic.
Deshpande to Receive APPAM PhD Award
The Economics Department congratulates Manasi Deshpande, who will join our department as an Assistant Professor on July 1, 2016, on being named this year's recipient of the APPAM PhD Dissertation Award, which honors emergent scholars in the field of public policy and management. Dr. Deshpande will receive the award at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)’s 2015 Fall Research Conference in Miami, FL. Read full story.
Hortaçsu and Syverson: Warehouse Clubs Outpacing E-Commerce
In a new NBER working paper, Ali Hortaçsu and Chad Syverson find that warehouse clubs experienced a greater growth rate over the past two decades than did online shopping. Using Census Bureau data to compare relative size and growth trajectories in the sector, they found that while e-commerce grew tenfold - from $35 billion in sales in 1992 to $348 billion in 2013 - during that same period, the warehouse club industry grew from $40 billion to $420 billion, an even greater 10.5-fold increase. Read full story.
List Named NPT 'Power & Influence Top 50' Innovator
The Economics Department is proud to announce Chairman Prof. John List has been named one of the NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 Innovators, "exemplify[ing] what happens when people stand firmly for inclusion and equal rights, whether it is in healthcare, public policy, education or opportunity for all," according to NPT Vice President and Editorial Director Paul Clolery. List was cited for his work as Principal Investigator for the Science of Philanthropy Initiative, which NPT describes as "a donor Manhattan Project...[with] the potential to be some of the sector's most important academic work." This year's honorees were selected from a group of roughly 300 top executives, who "made decisions every day that changed lives for the better." Prof. List will be among those commended in Washington, D.C., in September during the annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 Gala at The National Press Club.
Economics Department Welcomes New Faculty Members
We are pleased to announce that we have attracted our largest cohort of new Assistant Professors. Ufuk Akcigit (MIT), Manasi Deshpande (MIT), Michael Dinerstein (Stanford), Thibaut Lamadon (UCL), Doron Ravid (Princeton), and Lawrence Schmidt (UCSD) will be joining us as Assistant Professors in the Department of Economics and the College. Read full story.
Reny Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Professor Philip J. Reny, the William C. Norby Professor in Economics and in the College, is one of this year's newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies. Among his most important contributions are his results on the existence of Nash equilibrium in discontinuous games and his work on information aggregation in double auctions. Read full story.