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Matteo Maggiori, Visiting IES Fellow and Assistant Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, wins 2013 AQR Insight Award
Lettau, Maggiori, and Weber win the first prize in the 2013 AQR Insight Award. Their work, “Conditional Risk Premia in Currency Markets and Other Asset Classes", explores the downside risk premia in currency, equity, commodities returns. More>> More>>
Thomas Fujiwara will become a Global Scholar of the CIFAR
Thomas Fujiwara will become a Global Scholar of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) beginning in Summer 2013. The CIFAR Global Scholar Fellowship runs for two years and provides funds for general research support. More>>
Jan De Loecker Named Sloan Research Fellow
Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Jan De Loecker is among the 126 researchers from the United States and Canada named as 2013 Sloan Research Fellows. Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the $50,000 fellowships recognize promising early-career scientists who have been nominated by their colleagues. More>>
Alan Blinder's New Book Advance Buzz
Even though Alan Blinder’s new book, “After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead,” (Penguin Press HC, 2013) is slated for release on January 24, 2013, there is already a great deal of “buzz” about the book.
Blinder, the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School says that the book is “written for people who really want to understand what happened to us since 2007. 'After the Music Stopped' is unlike other books you may have read on the crisis. It’s not a who-done-it, but rather a why-did-they-do-it. It’s about how we got into this mess, what we did to get out of it, and what remains to be done.”
Blinder will discuss his new book at the Woodrow Wilson School on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A book sale, signing and reception will follow the talk in Shultz dining room.
Wei Xiong 2012 winner of the Smith Breeden Prize
Wei Xiong, along with co-author, Zhigou He, has won the Smith Breeden Prize for the best capital market paper published in the Journal of Finance. The prize for “Rollover Risk and Credit Risk” was announced at the recent meetings of the American Finance Association.
Jose Scheinkman elected a Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences
The department would like to congratulate Jose Scheinkman for being elected as a corresponding member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. The induction ceremony will take place on May 7, 2013.
Bernhard Harms Prize Awarded to Gene Grossman
This year, the Bernhard Harms Prize is being awarded to Professor Gene Grossman from Princeton University. The Kiel Institute for the World Economy awards the Bernhard Harms Prize once every two years to a scholar who has distinguished him- or herself through remarkable achievements in the field of world economic research or a person who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting international economic relations through his or her business activities. More>>
Cecilia Rouse selected as Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School
Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton faculty member for two decades who is the Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education, has been selected as dean of the University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her appointment is effective Sept. 1. More>>
Economist Christina Hull Paxson elected 19th president of Brown University
The Corporation of Brown University, meeting in special session Friday morning, March 2, 2012, has elected Christina Hull Paxson to be the University’s 19th president. Paxson is currently dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. More>>
Angus Deaton awarded BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of Economics, Finance and Management goes in this fourth edition to British economist Angus Deaton, professor at Princeton University (United States), for “his fundamental contributions to the theory of consumption, savings and the measurement of economic wellbeing,” in the words of the award citation. More>>
Kiel Institute Awards Prizes for Excellent Research in Global Economic Affairs to Young Economists
The Kiel Institute’s Excellence Awards in Global Economic Affairs 2012 go to four outstanding young economists from universities in the United States and China. The winners of the award are Jan de Loecker and Oleg Itskhoki (both Princeton University), Kalina Manova (Stanford University) and Huanhuan Zheng (Chinese University of Hong Kong). More>>
Chris Sims Accepted His Nobel Prize Saturday, December 10th, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Chris, who is among two other tenured Princeton faculty members who have received a Nobel Prize in economics, delivered his Prize Lecture on Thursday, December 8th at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. More>> Nobel Prize Website
Alan Krueger's Nomination as Chair of White House Council of Economic Advisers U.S., Approved By Senate.
On November 3, 2011, the Senate unanimously confirmed Alan Krueger to be the new chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). More>>
Chris Paxson, Elected Vice President of American Economic Association
Chris Paxson, has been elected to the prestigious role of vice president of the American Economic Association for 2012. More>>
Congratulations to Chris Sims, who has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics
Chris, the Harold H. Helm '20 Professor of Economics and Banking, "was very surprised," this morning about receiving the notification of the award. More>> Nobel Prize Press Release>> Annoucement Video>> Images from Gala>>