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Stefanie StantchevaHarvard's Stefanie Stantcheva Named An Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Professor Stefanie Stantcheva is among this year's group of Andrew Carnegie Fellow Recipients.   The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program selects extraordinary writers and scholars each year, honoring those addressing important issues confronting our society.  Professor Stantcheva was awarded for her project “Economic Policies, Voter Understanding, and Political Support.”

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Harvard’s Isaiah Andrews awarded the John Bates Clark Medal

Professor Isaiah Andrews has been awarded the John Bates Clark Medal for his "contributions to econometric theory and empirical practice have improved the quality, credibility, and communication of quantitative research in economics."   The prize is bestowed annually upon an American economist under the age of 40 for making significant contributions to thought and knowledge in the field.  He joins the rank of 7 other previous John Bates Clark Medal winners currently in the department.

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Professor Myrto Kalouptsidi Named as Bodossaki Foundation’s Distinguished Young Scientist Award for 2021

May 13, 2021

Professor Myrto Kalouptsidi has been named a winner of the Bodossaki Foundation’s distinguished young scientist award for 2021. These awards are presented in six fields, including social sciences, to Greek scientists up to the age of 40, who excel in their fields, both in Greece and abroad.... Read more about Professor Myrto Kalouptsidi Named as Bodossaki Foundation’s Distinguished Young Scientist Award for 2021

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Professor Stefanie Stantcheva Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

April 29, 2021
Professor Stefanie Stantcheva is among this year's group of Andrew Carnegie Fellow Recipients.   The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program selects extraordinary writers and scholars each year, honoring those addressing important issues confronting our society.  Professor Stantcheva was awarded for her project “Economic Policies, Voter Understanding, and Political Support.” Read more about Professor Stefanie Stantcheva Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow
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    Theory

    The study of the application of using hypothetical quantitative economic models.

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    Political Economy

    The study of production and trade and their relations with law, custom and government; and with the distribution of national income and wealth.

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    Econometrics

    The study of developing and using statistical and mathematical tools to analyze economic issues and policy
    questions.

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    Macroeconomics

    The study of the national economy and the determinants of national production, unemployment, and inflation.

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    Economic History

    The study of how economies and economic outcomes have changed over history and how economic institutions have developed. 

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    International Economics

    The study of the effects upon economic activity from international differences in productive resources and consumer preferences and the international institutions that affect them. 

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    Behavioral Economics

    The study of the cognitive and emotional dimensions of economic decisions.

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    Industrial Organization

    The study of individual markets and the nature of competition. Topics include anti-trust policy, the role of advertising, and how costs vary with the scale of operations. This field also studies particular industries such as software and technology firms, sports, and tourism.

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    Economic Development

    The study of why some countries have developed while others have not, with special focus on the world’s less developed countries. How might the industrialized countries improve prospects for development around the world?

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    Labor Economics

    The study of employers’ decisions to hire workers and employees’ decisions to work. This involves determinants of wages, the incentives workers face, and the role of minimum wage laws, unions, pensions, and training programs. 

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    Financial Economics

    The study of how to value and determine the price of assets with uncertain returns their derivatives and the markets that trade them; the study of how firms finance their operations and the capital structure of firms.

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    Public Economics

    The study of the role of government in the economy including how to evaluate government programs, the design of tax systems, and how the political process makes decisions.

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