The White House announced on January 23 that President Obama is appointing the Woodrow Wilson School's Eldar Shafir to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. Shafir is the William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at the School. His research focuses on descriptive analyses of decision making, and on issues related to behavioral economics, with a focus on decision making in the context of poverty and on the application of behavioral research to policy.
Archive – February 2012
Angus Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, has been selected to receive the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of Economics, Finance and Management for his "fundamental contributions to the theory of consumption, savings and measurement of economic wellbeing."
The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW) at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has selected ten undergraduates as the 2011 Adel Mahmoud Global Health Scholars. The scholars, all juniors, will receive financial support for travel and research to pursue global health-related internships and senior thesis research.