The Reporter: No. 1, March 2016
News: Winter, 2016
CRIW Members Elect Abraham
The members of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) have elected Research Associate Katharine Abraham of the University of Maryland, a former Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (1993–2001) and member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (2011–13), to succeed Charles Hulten as CRIW chair. The CRIW, whose members number more than 300 researchers from colleges and universities, think tanks, and government statistical agencies, organizes an annual conference on economic measurement as well as a session at the NBER Summer Institute.
2015 Awards and Honors
- Alberto Alesina, Carlo Favero, and Francesco Giavazzi won the Addington Prize for Measurement for their paper on "The Output Effect of Fiscal Consolidations," which is forthcoming in the Journal of International Economics.
- Lee J. Alston was named President of the Economic History Association.
- Ernst R. Berndt was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Basel.
- Francesco Bianchi was awarded the Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship by the European Central Bank.
- David E. Bloom was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
- Eric Budish received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He also received the 2015 Utah Winter Finance Conference Best Paper Award for "The High-Frequency Trading Arms Race: Frequent Batch Auctions as a Market Design Response," with Peter Cramton and John Shim.
- Gary Chamberlain was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.
- Wesley Cohen's paper "Innovation and Learning: The Two Faces of R&D," with Dan Levinthal, published in 1989, was named one of the 13 most important papers published in The Economic Journal's 125-year history.
- Janet Currie was elected President of the Eastern Economic Association.
- Angus S. Deaton was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
- Manasi Deshpande received the 2015 APPAM Best Dissertation Award, the 2015 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award, and the 2016 NASI John Heinz Dissertation Award.
- Susan Dynarski was named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's top 10 influencers. She also received the NASPAA's Public Service Matters Spotlight Award, and a special tribute from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
- Price Fishback was awarded the Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History and the Arthur Cole Prize for Best Article in the Journal of Economic History for his paper with Valentina Kachanovskaya on "The Multiplier for Federal Spending in the States in the 1930s."
- Kristin Forbes was awarded a Bicentennial Medal from Williams College, which recognizes "outstanding achievement in any field of endeavor."
- Don Fullerton was named a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), which recognizes "outstanding contributions to the advancement of the profession of environmental and resource economics."
- Martin Gaynor was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance.
- Matthew Gentzkow was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Jeffrey Clemens and Joshua Gottlieb were awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for Best Paper in Health Economics from the International Health Economics Association for their paper "Do Physicians' Financial Incentives Affect Treatment Patterns and Patient Health?"
- Gene Grossman was awarded The Onassis Prize in International Trade. The prize, which recognizes lifetime contributions to this field, is awarded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the Cass Business School of City University London, and the City of London.
- Veronica Guerrieri was awarded the Bernácer Prize for her research applying search theory to explain the emergence of illiquidity and fire sales in different asset markets.
- Takeo Hoshi received the Japanese Bankers Academic Research Promotion Foundation Award. This biennial award recognizes a Japanese economist who has made a significant academic contribution in the field of finance and economics.
- Amit Khandelwal, Stelios Michalopoulos, and Jonathan Vogel received excellence awards in global economic affairs from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
- Morris Kleiner was honored by the Labor and Employment Relations Association for his lifetime contributions to the field of human resources and the employment relationship.
- Arvind Krishnamurthy and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen received the Swiss Finance Institute outstanding paper award for their paper on "The Impact of Treasury Supply on Financial Sector Lending and Stability."
- Edward E. Leamer was honored by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, which awarded the first Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Sciences. The prizes are named in part to recognize his work on sensitivity analysis and the resulting challenges facing social science research transparency.
- Ron Lee was elected the 2016 International Population Association Laureate for outstanding contributions to in many subfields of demography.
- Steve Lehrer received the Shanghai Thousand Talent for Foreign Experts award from the Shanghai municipal government.
- Brigitte Madrian received the 2015 Retirement Income Industry Association Achievement in Applied Retirement Research Award.
- Ulrike Malmendier received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award for Outstanding Research from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the FMA Europe Best Paper award for her study of "M&A Negotiations and Lawyer Expertise." She was honored as a Thomson Reuter 2015 Highly Cited Researcher and received the Citation of Excellence by Emerald Management Reviews, recognizing her paper on "Who Makes Acquisitions? CEO Overconfidence and the Market Reaction" as one of the year's 50 best papers in management.
- Arnaud Maurel received the 2015 Dennis J. Aigner Award from the Journal of Econometrics, recognizing the best empirical article published in the journal in a two-year period, for his joint paper with Xavier D'Haultfoeuille on "Inference on an Extended Roy Model, with an Application to Schooling Decisions in France."
- Guido Menzio received the Carlo Alberto Medal, a biennial award recognizing an Italian economist under the age of 40 for outstanding research contributions.
- Olivia S. Mitchell was named one of 2015's Top 10 Women Economists by the World Economic Forum.
- Enrico Moretti received the Best Paper Prize from the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics for his paper on "Real Wage Inequality."
- Robert Porter served as President of the Econometric Society.
- James Poterba was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
- Paul Romer received the inaugural Innovations in Economic Education Award from the National Economics Teaching Association and Cengage Learning, recognizing advancement in the cause of economic education through new techniques and technology.
- Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato received a Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research.
- Jesse Shapiro was the Malim Harding Visitor at the University of Toronto and delivered an invited lecture on "Big Data" at the 2015 World Congress of the Econometric Society.
- Douglas Staiger was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
- Marie C. Thursby was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
- Reed Walker received the 2015 IZA Young Labor Economist Award for his paper on "The Transitional Costs of Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence from the Clean Air Act and the Workforce."
- Michael Weisbach received the Fama-DFA prize for the best paper in capital markets and asset pricing published in the Journal of Financial Economics, for his paper on "Limited Partner Performance and the Maturing of the Private Equity Industry," with Berk Sensoy and Yingdi Wang. He also received the Brattle Group Prize for the best paper on corporate finance published in the Journal of Finance for "Borrow Cheap, Buy High? The Determinants of Leverage and Pricing in Buyouts" with Ulf Axelson, Tim Jenkinson, and Per Strömberg.
- Eugene N. White was the Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England.
- Heidi Williams received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recognizing her research on innovation in health care markets.
- Robert J. Willis received the Jacob Mincer Award from the Society of Labor Economists, recognizing lifetime contributions to the field of labor economics.