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The NBER Reporter 2015 Number 1: News

2014 Awards and Honors


A number of NBER researchers received honors, awards, and other forms of professional recognition during 2014. A list of the honors reported by these researchers, excluding those that were bestowed by the researchers home university, is presented below.

Orley Ashenfelter was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Economics by the Charles University in Prague.

Martha Bailey's article with Nicolas J. Duquette, "How the U.S. Fought the War on Poverty: The Economics and Politics of Funding at the Office of Economic Opportunity," Journal of Economic History, June 2014, pp. 351–88 (NBER Working Paper No. 19860), won the Arthur H. Cole Prize for year's best article published in the Journal of Economic History.

David Autor was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Alan Blinder's book, "After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead," London, United Kingdom Penguin, 2013, was named by The New York Times as one of the five Best Nonfiction Books of 2013.

Jeffrey Brown was awarded the Achievement in Applied Retirement Research Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association.

Erik Brynjolfsson and his co-authors Frank MacCrory, George Westerman, and Yousef Alhammadi won the 2014 International Conference on Information Systems Award for Best Conference Paper for "Racing With and Against the Machine: Changes in Occupational Skill Composition in an Era of Rapid Technological Advance."

John Campbell received the Eugene Fama Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Doctoral Education from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for his 1997 book, "The Econometrics of Financial Markets", which was co-authored with Andrew Lo and Craig MacKinlay.

Dennis Carlton was named the 2014 Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society in recognition of excellence in research, education and leadership in the field of industrial organization.

John Cawley received an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Janet Currie was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and began service as President of the Society of Labor Economists. She was also the 2014 Eleanor Roosevelt Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Angus Deaton was elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

Amy Finkelstein received the 2014 American Society of Health Economists Medal, a biennial award recognizing the economist age 40 or under who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics. She and co-authors Erzo F. P. Luttmer and Matthew J. Notowidigdo also received the 2014 Hicks-Tinbergen Award from the European Economic Association, an award that recognizes an outstanding article published during a two-year period in the Association's journal. This award was for their "What Good Is Wealth Without Health? The Effect of Health on the Marginal Utility of Consumption," Journal of the European Economic Association, January 2013, pp. 221-58 (NBER Working Paper No. 14089).

Kristin Forbes was named an external Member of the Monetary Policy Committee for the Bank of England, serving a three year term from 2014 to 2017.

Don Fullerton was named the Nannerl O. Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of North Caroli-na at Chapel Hill and Duke University, a position that is designed "to promote inter-institutional collaboration and the enhancement of intellectual life at both universities."

Martin Gaynor was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Matthew Gentzkow received the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association, an award that honors "that American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge."

Robert J. Gordon was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. His award marks the first time this honor has been awarded to both to a father and a son. Gordon's father, Robert Aaron Gordon, was named an AEA Distinguished Fellow in 1972.

Michael Greenstone was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

James Hamilton received the Outstanding Contributions to the Profession Award for 2014 from the International Association for Energy Economics.

James Heckman and his co-authors Flávio Cunha and Susanne M. Schennach were awarded the Frisch Medal for their paper, "Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation." (NBER Working Paper No. 15664.) The Econometric Society awards the Frisch Medal every two years for an applied article published in Econometrica during the past five years. Heckman also received the Spirit of the Erikson Institute Award from the Erikson Institute for his work on the economics of early childhood development.

Garth Heutel received the 2014 Outstanding Paper Award from Public Finance Review, March 2014, pp.143–75 (NBER Working Paper No. 15004), for his paper "Crowding Out and Crowding In of Private Donations and Government Grants."

Hilary Hoynes received the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, an award that honors an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession through example, achievements, or mentoring others.

Robert Johnson and his co-author Guillermo Noguera received the 2014 Bhagwati Award for the best article in the Journal of International Economics over the previous two years for their paper on "Accounting for Intermediates: Production Sharing and Trade in Value Added," 86(2), pp. 224-36.

Loukas Karabarbounis received the Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Lawrence Katz was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and completed his term as President of the Society of Labor Economists.

B. Zorina Khan was appointed a 2014-15 W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the Arch W. Shaw National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. She also received the Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship award for research on intellectual property.

Brian Kovak received the 2014 IZA Young Labor Economist Award, which recognizes "an outstanding published paper in labor economics written by young researchers," for his paper "Regional Effects of Trade Reform: What is the Correct Measure of Liberalization?" American Economic Review, August 2013, pp.1960-76.

Amanda Kowalski received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Camelia Kuhnen served as President of the Society for Neuroeconomics.

Jonathan Levin was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Annamaria Lusardi received the 2014 William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award from the Council for Economic Education.

Erzo F. P. Luttmer and his co-authors Amy Finkelstein and Matthew Notowididgo received the 2014 Hicks-Tinbergen medal from the European Economic Association.

Robert Margo was elected President of the Economic History Association.

Enrico Moretti was elected a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and received the Society's Sherwin Rosen Prize, awarded for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Labor Economics.

Emi Nakamura received the Elaine Bennett Research Prize from the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, an award that recognizes and honors outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman not more than seven years beyond her Ph.D.

Joseph Paul Newhouse received the Victor R. Fuchs Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Health Economists.

Matthew Notowididgo and his co-authors Amy Finkelstein and Erzo F. P. Luttmer received the 2014 Hicks-Tinbergen medal from the European Economic Association.

Lubos Pastor and his co-authors Robert Stambaugh and Lucian Taylor received two best paper prizes, one from the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research and one from the Rothschild Caesarea Center 11th Annual Academic Conference, for their paper "Scale and Skill in Active Management."

Thomas Philippon received the Germán Bernácer Prize from the Observatorio del Banco Central Europeo, an award that honors outstanding economic research by a European economist under the age of 40.

Robert Porter served as President of the Econometric Society.

James Poterba delivered the Richard T. Ely Lecture at the 2014 meetings of the American Economic Association, served as President of the European Economic Association, and received the Daniel M. Holland Award from the National Tax Association.

Dani Rodrik received an honorary doctorate from the University of Groningen.

Jóse Scheinkman was awarded the 2014 Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications by the CME-Group and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. The prize recognizes "originality and innovation in the use of mathematical, statistical or computational methods for the study of the behavior of markets, and more broadly of economics."

Dimitri Vayanos was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

Eugene White was a visiting scholar at the Banque de France and a directeur d'etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Heidi Williams received a Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research, which recognizes re-searchers who "are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship."


 
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