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Professor Stefanie Stantcheva to Be Awarded the 7th Calvó-Armengol Prize

October 21, 2021

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics has announced that the seventh Calvó-Armengol International Prize in Economics will be awarded to Professor Stefanie Stantcheva for her "pioneering research that integrates human capital into optimal tax theory and creative empirical work on the mobility response to taxation."

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Janos Kornai

In Memoriam: János Kornai 1928 - 2021

October 19, 2021

The Harvard economics department deeply regrets the passing of emeritus Professor János Kornai, who served as Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics from 1986 to 2002.  Professor Kornai made seminal contributions to comparative economics and to our understanding of socialist economies.  His 1980 volume on the “Economics of Shortage” explained why shortages were so endemic in socialist economies, and introduced the concept of a “soft budget...

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Marcella Alsan and Jesse Shapiro Awarded MacArthur Fellowships

September 28, 2021

We are delighted to note that two of our former Ph.D. students (both also Harvard College undergraduates) were recognized as MacArthur Fellows in 2021 . Marcella Alsan, who teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School has done pioneering work on the causes, impact, and history of health disparities by race. Jesse Shapiro, who teaches at Brown University, has made significant contributions across a broad range of fields, but is particularly known for his path-breaking work on...

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Penny Pritzker's '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
Stefanie Stantcheva

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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Isaiah Andrews

Professor Isaiah Andrews is Awarded the Prestigious John Bates Clark Medal

April 20, 2021

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.

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