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Two faculty members, alumnus inducted into American Philosophical Society

July 13, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Two Princeton University faculty members and one University alumnus are among 32 new members recently elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s oldest scholarly organization.

Orley Ashenfelter, the Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics, and Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus, were inducted into APS' social sciences class. Ashenfelter earned his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton, while Case earned her master in public affairs and Ph.D. in economics from the University.

Tod Williams, principal and partner in Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects who received his bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from Princeton, was inducted in the class representing the arts, professions, and leaders in public and private affairs.

Candidates for APS membership are nominated by existing members and elected for extraordinary accomplishments in their fields.