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After The Music Stopped by Alan Blinder listed as NYT Top Ten Books of 2013
Blinder’s terrific book on the financial meltdown of 2008 argues that it happened because of a “perfect storm,” in which many unfortunate events occurred simultaneously, producing a far worse outcome than would have resulted from just a single cause. More>>
Janet Currie Elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society More>>
Janet Currie Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) today announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 43rd annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. More>>
Dietrich Bequest Endows Economic Theory Center and Supports Financial Aid at Princeton
A substantial bequest from industrialist and philanthropist William S. Dietrich II, a member of Princeton University's Class of 1960, will endow the University's Economic Theory Center, which has been renamed in his honor. More>>
Angus Deaton's New Book Advance Buzz
Angus Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and author of "The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality" will discuss his book at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
The book chronicles the story of how, beginning 250 years ago, large numbers of people have achieved levels of well-being that were previously available only to a few individuals, and how this achievement has given rise to equally unprecedented inequalities. A public reception and book sale/signing will follow the discussion in Shultz Dining Room.
Deaton's interests include health, development, poverty, inequality, and wellbeing. He has consulted for the World Bank, on poverty measurement and on international comparisons, and for the Gallup Organization, exploring global and national links between life evaluation, hedonic wellbeing, income and health. He was the first recipient of the Econometric Society’s Frisch Medal, and was Editor of Econometrica in the 1980s. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and was President of the American Economic Association in 2009. He holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Rome, London, St Andrews, Edinburgh, and Cyprus. In 2012, his won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in recognition of his life’s work.
Hyun Shin Announced as the Economic Advisor and Head of Research at the Bank for International Settlements
Hyun Shin was announced as the Economic Advisor and Head of Research at the Bank for International Settlements, with appointment to begin on May 1, 2014. More>>
Ulrich Mueller named the top economist under 40 from a German-speaking country
Since 2006 , the Handelsblatt regularly examines the research performance of economics departments based on common international criteria. The Business Cycle Research (KOF ), ETH Zurich created the ranking based on the scientific publications of economists in professional journals. More>>
David S. Lee named provost of Princeton University
David S. Lee, professor of Economics and Public Affairs and the director of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, will become provost effective July 1. Lee's appointment was announced June 5 by Christopher L. Eisgruber, who has been provost since 2004 and will become the 20th president of the University on July 1. More>>