NBER Reporter: Summer 2002

NBER Profiles

Andrew Metrick | Uwe Reinhardt | Richard C. Green

NBER Profile: Andrew Metrick

Andrew Metrick is an NBER Faculty Research Fellow in the Asset Pricing Program and an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Yale in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard in 1994.

From 1994-9, Metrick was a junior faculty member in the Harvard economics department. His early research focused on behavioral decision theory, with papers on such "serious" topics as contestant behavior on the game show "Jeopardy!" and betting behavior in NCAA basketball tournament pools. He enjoys discovering and exploring new datasets, and since data on game shows and betting pools is somewhat limited, his research later shifted towards financial economics and he moved to the Wharton finance department in 1999.

In his free time, Metrick likes to play chess and read books. He is happy to report that he has had far less time to do either since his wife Susie gave birth to their first child, David, in November 2001. The Metricks live in Merion, PA.

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NBER Profile: Uwe Reinhardt

Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, was elected to the NBER's Board of Directors in April to represent that university. A native of Germany, Reinhardt has taught at Princeton since 1968, rising through the ranks from assistant professor of economics to his current position.

Reinhardt received the Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) in 1964 and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1970. In addition to his teaching and research, he has served on a number of advisory groups in the health economics field, editorial boards in his field, and has received many honors for his work.

Currently, he is a member of the Council on the Economic Impact of Health Reform, a privately funded group of health experts established to track the economic impact of the current revolution in health-care delivery and cost control. In 1997, he joined the Pew Health Professions Commission, which explores the implication of health systems change on the health workforce. Also in 1997, he was appointed to the External Advisory Panel for Health, Nutrition and Population of the World Bank. In 1998, he was appointed as Commissioner of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

Uwe Reinhardt

NBER Profile: Richard C. Green

P>Richard C. Green, the Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Economics and Management at Carnegie Mellon University's Graduate School of Industrial Administration, was elected to the NBER's Board of Directors in April. He will represent the American Finance Association on the NBER's Board.

Green received his B.A. in English from Pomona College and his Masters in Business and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined Carnegie Mellon's faculty in 1982 as an assistant professor of financial economics, was promoted to associate professor in 1987 and full professor in 1990, and assumed his current position as a named professor in economics and management in 1999.

Green has also been a visiting professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and the University of British Columbia. He has been co-editor of the Review of Financial Studies and is currently editor of the Journal of Finance. He also served as President of the Western Finance Association and Vice President of the Society for Financial Studies. His research interests are in the areas of taxation and asset pricing.

Richard C. Green

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