Voena Awarded 2017 Carlo Alberto Medal


The Department of Economics congratulates Alessandra Voena, recipient of the 2017 Carlo Alberto Medal. The Medal is presented every two years to a young Italian economist under the age of 40 for his or her outstanding research contributions to the field of economics. In its official announcement, the Collegio Carlo Alberto writes,

[Prof. Voena] is a labor and development economist who contributed to the economics of the family in developed and developing countries, as well as the economics of knowledge and innovation. In the words of scholars who nominated her: Alessandra is an 'Excellent empirical microeconomist with important work in the area of family economics.' She 'has made important contributions to the economics of family interaction using advanced econometric techniques,' That is, 'Alessandra is one of the leading Italian economists of her generation. […] She is a star.'

The award ceremony will take place at the Collegio Carlo Alberto during the Fall semester. Recipients deliver the Carlo Alberto Medal Lecture and are nominated Honorary Fellows of the Collegio Carlo Alberto of the Università Degli Studi di Torino.

Tilburg University Ranks UChicago #2 of World's Top 100 Economics Research Schools


Tilburg University recently released its listing of the world's Top 100 Economics schools based on research contributions over the past five years, with University of Chicago Economics holding steady at the #2 spot. The ranking is based on publications from 2012 to 2016 in 70 leading journals in the fields of econometrics, economics, and finance. The methodology used to create the Top 100 ranking is available at econtop.uvt.nl/methodology.php

Mogstad: 2017 IZA Young Labor Economist Award


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. Hamermesh, Professor at Royal Holloway University of London and Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor, the award is a "modest recognition of the remarkable amount that [Mogstad has] already achieved." The complete list of IZA Young Labor Economist Award winners can be seen at legacy.iza.org/en/webcontent/prize/ylea.

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