Following a call for nominations in January, the NBER has appointed 70 new affiliates: 23 research associates and 47 faculty research fellows. In addition, four faculty research fellows have been promoted to research associates.
The directors of the NBER’s 20 research programs recommend appointments after consulting with steering committees made up of leading scholars. Research associate appointments must be approved by the NBER Board of Directors, while faculty research fellows are appointed by the NBER president. All new affiliates must hold primary academic appointments in North America; research associates must have tenure.
The newly appointed researchers serve on the faculties of 42 different colleges and universities. They received their graduate training at 29 different institutions. The new appointments bring the total number of research associates to 1,363 and the number of faculty research fellows to 352. As of April 25, 2022, twenty-one of these affiliated researchers are on leave; most are serving in government policy roles.
The names and university affiliations of the newly appointed NBER affiliates are listed below.
*Promoted from FRF