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Penny Pritzker '81 Monumental Gift Provides the Department of Economics A Space to Grow

September 21, 2021

Penny Pritzker '81, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2013-2017, has made a $100 million dollar gift to the University.  The gift is in support of creating a new home for the department, allowing for innovation in teaching and research by the faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

With the new home, there will be more space for collboration amongst the faculty and students, allowing for more innovation as the department continues to take on global issues.  

James Stock

Professor Jim Stock Named Harvard's First Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability

September 8, 2021

Professor Jim Stock, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, has been named to the newly created position of Vice Provost and Sustainability.  Reporting directly to the Vice Provost office, Professor Stock's role will focus on guiding Harvard's strategies for climate research and its global impact.

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Myrto Kalouptsidi

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

Stefanie Stantcheva

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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Professor Stefanie Stantcheva Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 22, 2021

Professor Stefanie Stantcheva has been named a newly elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Professor Stantcheva was elected this year "to recognize extraordinary people who help solve the world’s most urgent challenges, create meaning through art, and contribute to the common good from every field, discipline, and profession." 

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