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.
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.
Sarah Ridout was awarded the Padma Desai Research Award for Economics.
Sarah’s primary interests are at the intersection of decision theory and behavioral economics. Her most recent work studies decision making when inclinations conflict with principles, the connection...
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."