The University of Chicago Department of Economics is pleased to announce that Ufuk Akcigit has been selected to receive the National Science Foundation CAREER grant, the organization's most prestigious junior faculty award. The CAREER grant supports early-career faculty who "exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through [their] outstanding research, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations." Akcigit, whose recent work has focused on economic growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship, will be Principal Investigator on the grant entitled, “CAREER – Understanding Economic Growth:  Firms, Inventors, and Ideas.” Akcigit joined the Department of Economics faculty in 2015, and also serves as Director of Graduate Placement.

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