The NBER Board of Directors appointed 16 research associates at its April 2020 meeting. Five of the research associate appointees were previously faculty research fellows; one is a former research associate whose appointment was renewed.
Research associates must be tenured faculty members at North American colleges or universities; their appointments are recommended to the board by directors of the NBER’s 20 research programs, typically after consultation with a steering committee of leading scholars. The new research associates are affiliated with 16 different colleges and universities; they received graduate training at 13 different institutions.
Forty-five faculty research fellows were appointed by the NBER president, also on the advice of program directors and steering committees, and following a call for nominations in January. They must hold primary academic appointments in North America. The new faculty research fellows are affiliated with 26 different colleges and universities; they received their PhDs from 25 different institutions.
As of May 1, 2020, there were 1,257 research associates and 341 faculty research fellows.
The names and affiliations of the newly promoted and newly appointed NBER affiliates, along with the names of the universities where they received PhDs, are listed below. Entries in italics indicate research associates who were previously faculty research fellows. * indicates renewed research associate appointment.